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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
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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

Uncovering our Inner Agility: EarthCorps’ Alumni Leadership Workshop

On August 5th, EarthCorps held its first ever virtual leadership development workshop for alumni. The 1.5 hour Zoom session focused on agility and adaptability in the workplace. The EarthCorps leadership development workshop allowed participants from around the globe to uncover their strengths as leaders in an ever-changing and complex world. Our facilitator, Kim, guided the... Keep Reading

A Change Was Made Selling Lemonade

We are continuously impressed by the support from our community, and today we would like to thank some of our youngest and most creative supporters! On a warm summer day, the Valeri family kids set up an adorable lemonade stand and made a sign that said “50% of all profits goes to Save The Bees.”... 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

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!

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

Tacoma Open Space Program Highlights

Volunteer restoration at South Ash St. working to turn around a neglected urban open space. EarthCorps’ Tacoma Open Space Program coordinates volunteer environmental restoration projects at ten different sites throughout the city. These sites range from forested upland areas, to a rehabilitated salt marsh, to urban wetlands, as well as other parcels of open land.... Keep Reading