Help wildlands this Earth Day! Tip #6: Get out and volunteer on the land

From now until Earth Day, we invite you to read our daily staff tips on how you can make a difference for wildlands.

Previous Tips

Tip 1: Speak up for our nation's forests.

Tip 2: Leave no trace when visiting your favorite places

Tip 3: How to weigh in on conservation decisions

Tip 4: Connect kids with nature

Tip 5: Leave no canine trace

This Earth Day is the perfect time to give back to the planet by volunteering on projects that help the land and preserve our natural heritage.

Loads of opportunities exist for enjoying nature while helping maintain wild places near your community. Two great places to look for such projects are the National Park Service and the Forest Service. Both offer the chance to volunteer your time whether it be a few hours or several weeks. You can help replant a forest devastated by wildfire. Serve as a campground host at your favorite National Park. Rebuild a trail. Or assist scientists with data entry. Community service projects for your business, church, youth group or community group are also available and great fun to participate in.

To find out about opportunities near you go to:

Cynthia Wilkerson. 

- Cynthia Wilkerson, Washington State Program Manager, Seattle