Category: Corps Member

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

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

Why am I a part of EarthCorps?

Say Hello to the 2019 Corps Members

A community is forming.  A new wave of boundless enthusiasm walked through EarthCorps’ doors last week! Thirty-nine young adults are in Seattle, Washington to begin their year of service with EarthCorps.  They will plant trees, install rain gardens, and build trails to ensure the health and vitality of the Puget Sound region – all the while they will be… Keep reading

Volunteers bring joy to Herring’s House Park

Did you know that there are over 485 parks in Seattle? Each of them is unique in its own ways. Some frequently visited parks make the lists of top places to visit in Seattle. While others remain less popular and attract different crowds of people. This is the case for Herring’s House Park. A park… Keep reading

Planting a Forest

When I was a child growing up in Brazil, I saw an interview on TV about a guy who planted a forest. His work brought back wildlife and improved the water irrigation on his property. It was interesting to see the beautiful and impactful transformation of the land. My love for nature and the environment… Keep reading

Walk the Talk

The Talk Ten years ago, a 14-year-old me sat in a classroom in The Philippines and listened to my teacher discuss pressing environmental issues. She spoke with hope and enumerated ways to alleviate the problems. These solutions still trigger my adrenalin every time I hear them discussed, leading me to have a passion of creating a… Keep reading

The Power of the EarthCorps Community

“How long have you been with EarthCorps?” It’s a question I get almost every weekend from curious volunteers at the events I lead. I usually say since the beginning of 2016 when I started my first year as a Corps Member, but I always pause a bit before answering. Although this is my second year… Keep reading