Year: 2021

Finding a Likeminded Community

By Mila Strashimirova, 2007 International Corps Member Mila Strashimirova was an EarthCorps member in 2007. She is currently based in Bulgaria as the coordinator for the CISCO Green Team at Concentrix. I was just out of university when I discovered EarthCorps. I had been volunteering in various environmental projects with Bulgarian NGOs and was included… Keep reading

EarthCorps Seeks a Visionary Leader to Serve as Our New Executive Director

EarthCorps’ Board of Directors seeks an Executive Director who is a visionary leader with a passion for the environment, community, racial equity, and leadership development in young adults. The successful candidate will utilize their high-level management and development skills to lead the development and implementation of a new strategic vision. The Executive Director (ED) is… Keep reading

UN Decade On Ecosystem Restoration

The United Nation’s Decade on Ecosystem Restoration launches on World Environment Day – June 5, 2021! The UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration focuses on reviving and restoring damaged ecosystems across the globe. Healthy ecosystems are crucial in creating a thriving planet for people to enjoy generations from now. Scientists say we just have 10 more… Keep reading

Floating Wetlands in Lake Union

Nearshore wetlands provide food and rearing habitats for juvenile salmon, and improve water quality by intercepting stormwater, trapping sediment, sequestering metals, and reducing harmful algal blooms. However, more than 30% of Puget Sound coastlines and over 75% of Seattle’s shorelines have been converted to urban conditions, including ports, marinas, docks, bulkheads, armored revetments, roads, railways,… Keep reading

Thank you ExtremeTerrain!

EarthCorps is grateful for partners like ExtremeTerrain, whose Clean Trail Program, helps fund our work improving trails across Puget Sound. They support projects across the country, and we encourage you to get outside and explore some of these iconic trails! Did you know that over the past 28 years EarthCorps has built and maintained over… Keep reading

We Can’t All Be Corps Members, So Here Are Some Tips to Be More Green!

Small changes in your daily life can make a huge difference! Here are some ways to help you get started! Water Reduction: Did you know that every time you brush your teeth and have the faucet running, you are wasting about 3 gallons of water per minute (water footprint)? Turning off the water when brushing your… Keep reading

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The Benefits of Trees

It’s a TREE-mendous time to celebrate Earth Month! Here at EarthCorps, we think trees are pretty cool and we wanted to share all their benefits with you!

Did you know? EarthCorps has worked on more than 110 trails across our region!

Below is a list of trails where we’ve worked. Do you see your favorite spot listed? If not, here’s your chance to check out some new trails! Fun Fact: Depending on the conditions, a typical trail crew can build up to a mile of trail in a week. On the flip side it might take… Keep reading

Message from Board President about Leadership Transition

Dear EarthCorps community, As the EarthCorps Board of Directors prepares to launch a nationwide search for our next executive director, I want to salute Steve Dubiel for his 22 years of visionary leadership and his tremendous achievement in building a tiny nonprofit into a model of environmental restoration and youth leadership development whose impact extends… Keep reading

Leadership Transition

Dear EarthCorps community, I have the utmost gratitude and respect for our extended EarthCorps community, and so it is with mixed emotions that I share with you my decision to leave EarthCorps in June, after 22 years as executive director. It is not a decision I take lightly, but I am convinced that the timing… Keep reading