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Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Segarra

Lauren is a 2015 corps alum from South Carolina. She currently works for the Cle Elum Ranger District in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in Washington. Lauren Segarra discovered EarthCorps thanks to the helpful recommendation of a friend. Having just graduated college with a degree in biology and ecology, Lauren was eager to start her career in...

Guest Blog: 7 Steps to Creating a Rain Garden (and 5 Major Benefits)

Here at EarthCorps, we love rain gardens. Our crews spend a lot of time implementing and maintaining them across the Puget Sound region. But what exactly is a rain garden, why are they important, and how do you make one? We’ll let our guest blogger, Rachel Perez, explain: Rain is an essential step of the...

Quena Batres ’14 wins Golden Tennis Shoe Award

EarthCorps alum Quena Batres (’14) was recently awarded a 2022 Golden Tennis Shoe award for her work in increasing access to outdoor sports for women of color. Quena, alongside co-founder Liselle Pires, launched Trail Mixed Collective in early 2021. The mission of Trail Mixed is to “increase representation of women of color in outdoor sports...

Prioritizing People and the Planet

An Inspirational Letter from our Board Vice President, Shanon Tyland Hello, my name is Shanon Tysland and I have had the honor to serve on the board of directors of EarthCorps for the past year. I love the work EarthCorps is doing to restore habitats and build environmental leaders for the world we are all...

EarthCorps and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal Speak Up for the Climate

On March 24th, 2022, EarthCorps joined Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and other partners as she announced the Climate Resilience Workforce Act at Hilltop Park in Burien. The Congresswoman met with our Corps Members to speak about climate resilience and the importance of investing in green jobs. Our Executive Director, Evlyn Andrade, also spoke to show her...

EarthCorps Welcomes Evlyn Andrade as New Executive Director

January 20, 2022 – On behalf of the board of directors and staff at EarthCorps, we are thrilled to share the news that we have hired Evlyn Andrade as our next Executive Director.  Evlyn brings not only a passion for the environment and youth development but also extensive experience in management, finance, fundraising, organizing, and advocacy across the...

Vika Vysna: Building the Future through Restoration

Veronika (Vika) Vysna is a 2008 EarthCorps alumna from Slovakia. She currently works for Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union (EU), in Luxembourg. In 2007, Vika Vysna was between jobs, volunteering with a non-governmental organization (NGO) in the northern part of her home country of Slovakia. One day, the organization asked her whether...