Year: 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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