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The Power of Women Role Models

By Amy Hersh, Volunteer Specialist

My first day at EarthCorps, less than 24 hours after I had dyed my hair a bright and distracting shade of blue, I walked into EarthCorps’ classroom for a workshop on non-profit management. I felt some anxiety and those familiar first day of work jitters. I had joined EarthCorps’ Crew Program late in the summer,… Keep reading

Pub Night at Lagunitas Brewing

By Sara Davis, EarthCorps

Grab a drink on May 22 at Lagunitas Brewing with EarthCorps! Lagunitas will donate a portion of every draft beer to EarthCorps to support our work improving the health of Puget Sound. It’s the perfect excuse to grab a beer with fellow EarthCorps volunteers, alumni, and friends! Kids of all ages and dogs are welcome…. Keep reading

Rattlesnake Ledge

By Chel-C Ford, Outreach Specialist

Winding through the forest, a busy trail overlooks the Cedar River watershed, Mount Si, Mount Washington, Rattlesnake River, and Chester Morse Lake. Built fifteen years ago to accommodate an estimated 40,000 hikers a year, the trail’s stunning panoramic views are now seen by almost 300,000 each year. This is Rattlesnake Ledge. The increased popularity of… Keep reading

Discovery Park

By Chel-C Ford, Outreach Specialist

With 534 acres of growing green forests, it may not be as a surprise that Discovery Park is Seattle’s largest park. Initially built as the U.S. Army’s Fort Lawton, the park was converted to civilian use in 1973. Discovery Park now serves as national model for converting military bases into public parks and community centers…. Keep reading

Estate Planning Seminar: Who will fill your shoes?

By Beth Cohen, EarthCorps

EarthCorps invites you to join us for a free estate planning seminar. Offered by a group of non-profit partners, this no-pressure event will provide you with valuable information that will help you and your loved ones plan for the future. Choosing the right people to represent you and your wishes during the different phases in… Keep reading

Working together to improve the Green-Duwamish River

By Sara Davis, EarthCorps

With funding from the King County Flood Control District, EarthCorps crews restored 20,000 square feet of a riparian buffer along the Green – Duwamish River. What is a riparian buffer, and what does it do? A riparian buffer is a fancy term to describe the land along a river. Healthy riparian buffers have a mix… Keep reading

Volunteers bring joy to Herring’s House Park

By Quena Batres-May, Volunteer Specialist

Did you know that there are over 485 parks in Seattle? Each of them is unique in its own ways. Some frequently visited parks make the lists of top places to visit in Seattle. While others remain less popular and attract different crowds of people. This is the case for Herring’s House Park. A park… Keep reading

Planting a Forest

By Ana Cristina Andre, International Corps Member and Volunteer Specialist

When I was a child growing up in Brazil, I saw an interview on TV about a guy who planted a forest. His work brought back wildlife and improved the water irrigation on his property. It was interesting to see the beautiful and impactful transformation of the land. My love for nature and the environment… Keep reading

Walk the Talk

By Abigail J. Labadan, 2017 Corps Member

The Talk Ten years ago, a 14-year-old me sat in a classroom in The Philippines and listened to my teacher discuss pressing environmental issues. She spoke with hope and enumerated ways to alleviate the problems. These solutions still trigger my adrenalin every time I hear them discussed, leading me to have a passion of creating a… Keep reading

A Watershed Approach

By Steve Dubiel, EarthCorps

It takes a watershed approach to clean up Puget Sound. What do I mean by that? To improve the health of Puget Sound, we have to work together to restore the lands and waters that feed into the sound. The EPA defines a watershed approach as one that involves all stakeholders, including federal, state, local… Keep reading

A Legacy Lives on in the Hylebos Watershed

By Lydia Bassett, EarthCorps

Where do you want to leave your mark? John Eastman, a generous resident of Federal Way, had a special relationship with the Hylebos Watershed. There, a rich network of streams, wetlands, forests and open space surround the Hylebos Creek. Hylebos creek empties into Tacoma’s Commencement Bay, in the south Puget Sound. The watershed lies primarily… Keep reading