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Building Humanity Through Volunteerism

By Nebras Maslamani, EarthCorps Volunteer Specialist, 2018 and EarthCorps Crew Member 2017

Everyone smiles in the same language Bringing people from different walks of life together to care for our earth is a longtime dream of mine. And I got to realize it this past fall when EarthCorps supported me in hosting the first ever Arabic language volunteer event in West Seattle. People from Yemen, Egypt, Palestine,… Keep reading

Bioswales and Orca Whales

By Steve Dubiel, EarthCorps Executive Director

My 14-year-old daughter, Anna, recently asked me how my week was going. “I’ve been busy saving orca whales,” I told her. She gave me a questioning look and asked, “how?” Well, one of the biggest threats to orcas in the Puget Sound is the decline of their main food source: salmon. And the abundance and… Keep reading

Alum Highlight – Lindsey Falkenburg

Lindsey Falkenburg EarthCorps Crew Leader 2014 Project/Program Manager EarthCorps How did you arrive at EarthCorps and what has EarthCorps given you? I went to college in Salem, Oregon and studied anthropology and biology. I graduated fairly directionless, as I think a lot of college students do, because I studied something that I enjoyed but didn’t… Keep reading

Alum Highlight – Lylianna Allala

“In taking responsibility for our own lives and work, in unmasking the connections of our labor and nature, we may find a way to break the borders that imprison nature as much as ourselves. Work, then, is where we should begin.” -Richard White Lylianna Allala Corps Member 2006 Crew Leader 2007 Outreach Coordinator for Congresswoman… Keep reading

Alum Highlight – Nicole Marcotte

Nicole Marcotte Corps Member 2014 Stewardship Coordinator for Forterra   First, describe your path from where you grew up to when you were at EarthCorps to where you are now. I was lucky to grow up in the forest of a very small town in Massachusetts. I was always very connected to the outdoors and spent… Keep reading

Kindness comes in snack bars

By Chel-C Ford, Outreach Specialist

Piles of blackberry canes, ivy vines, and thorns are now stacked behind them on compost piles. With the sun hanging heavy over the heads of volunteers, it’s time for a break. Every year, EarthCorps hosts hundreds of volunteer events throughout the greater Seattle area to improve the health of our critical urban forests through hands-on… Keep reading

Alum Highlight – Brittany Le

Corps Member 2014 Volunteer Specialist 2015 Youth Programs Manager for the Washington Trails Association How did you arrive at EarthCorps? I never would have described myself as outdoorsy or athletic prior to arriving at EarthCorps. My family didn’t go camping or hiking. We never had much money so I never went skiing or snowboarding. Despite… Keep reading

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