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Black Lives Matter

A Statement from EarthCorps EathCorps believes in a world where people and nature thrive together. Recent events, including the murder of George Floyd, are a painful reminder that we are failing. Our world does not allow all people to thrive. Black lives matter. Enough is enough.  EarthCorps stands in solidarity with the Black community and with People… Keep reading

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Our Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

UPDATED MAY 19, 2020 The world today is a scarier, more uncertain place than usual.  Quarantines, economic instability and political strife seem to be the new normal.  Never before has the work of community-led nonprofits – promoting grassroots leadership, lifting up women’s and people of color voices, providing access to the underserved and otherwise creating… Keep reading

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US Senator Cory Booker cites EarthCorps’ work in Climate Stewardship Act proposal!

We’re trying to play it cool, but this is REALLY big! Here is the back story: EarthCorps teamed up with Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) to study the rate at which coastal wetlands, estuaries, and tidal marshes sequester carbon. We studied how saltwater grasses and other marsh plants take carbon out of the air, and end up burying… Keep reading

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Lessons Learned From My Beloved Father

by Marisol Morales Article originally published on 7/24/20 on the EchoX website. As we celebrate Latino Conservation Week (July 18-26), I have been reflecting on my own experiences as a Chicana and of people who helped shape my views of the conservation movement.  For me, conservation means stewarding our lands to preserve and respect all… Keep reading

Lessons Learned From My Beloved Father

by Marisol Morales Article originally published on 7/24/20 on the EchoX website. As we celebrate Latino Conservation Week (July 18-26), I have been reflecting on my own experiences as a Chicana and of people who helped shape my views of the conservation movement.  For me, conservation means stewarding our lands to preserve and respect all… Keep reading

My Experiences From Farming to Conservation

By Fernando Magalhaes Silveira Hello Folks, my name is Fernando Silveira. I’m a Volunteer Specialist at EarthCorps and an Agronomic Engineer from Brazil. I am proud to say that I am one of the few Latinxs in conservation at EarthCorps. I enjoy the outdoors, I like to hike (especially here in Washington), enjoy learning about… Keep reading

Black Lives Matter

A Statement from EarthCorps EathCorps believes in a world where people and nature thrive together. Recent events, including the murder of George Floyd, are a painful reminder that we are failing. Our world does not allow all people to thrive. Black lives matter. Enough is enough.  EarthCorps stands in solidarity with the Black community and with People… Keep reading

A Journey of Self-Discovery

Olga Mikhaleva was an EarthCorps member in 2008.  Her home organization was and still is Great Baikal Trail.  She started as a seasonal field leader for GBT leading summer expeditions for many years, now she is the Environmental Education Program Coordinator.  Over the years, she has been developing her expertise in environmental education including a… Keep reading

Our Role as Environmental Educators

Hi all! My name is Ignatius Davids but friends call me “Iggy”. I hope everyone is staying safe in this global crisis. As an Environmental Educator, I have come to realize that, the teaching of environmental education is such an important component for our survival as a species.   Environmental education shows us how important… Keep reading

Breaking News: How the CARES Act supports us all

As we all navigate new challenges and uncertainties, we’d like to share some good news. On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. This bill brings $2.2 trillion dollars to provide much-needed support for American families, workers, businesses, and nonprofits. This is good news for all… Keep reading

Our Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

UPDATED MAY 19, 2020 The world today is a scarier, more uncertain place than usual.  Quarantines, economic instability and political strife seem to be the new normal.  Never before has the work of community-led nonprofits – promoting grassroots leadership, lifting up women’s and people of color voices, providing access to the underserved and otherwise creating… Keep reading

Finding Community as a Puget Sound Steward

My husband Ron and I were new to Seattle in 2016. We learned about volunteering with EarthCorps through Volunteer Match and decided to try it out. After our first event, we were hooked! We enjoyed the opportunity to visit different parks and settings around the Puget Sound and were inspired by the enthusiasm of corps… Keep reading

Sound Steward Sara Noland

How did you become involved in EarthCorps?   I learned about EarthCorps when I was working in environmental consulting. We used to hire EarthCorps crews to help with our restoration contracts. I was so impressed with the young folks on the crews! I also have several friends who are former EarthCorps corps members.   Why… Keep reading

Sound Steward Vince Savery

How did you become involved with EarthCorps? Back in the spring of 2014 I wanted to find an opportunity to “pay back” the community and environment for my time and career working in the industrial business of transportation. I contacted the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition who referred me to Dhira Brown with EarthCorps. After a… Keep reading