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Our Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

By Steve Dubiel, Executive Director

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

Trees today, forests tomorrow

By Sara Davis, EarthCorps

How does a forest benefit people and nature, and what can we do to ensure that it has an even bigger impact – today, tomorrow, and into the future? This is a question that EarthCorps continually asks as we plan forest restoration projects. Take a look at Discovery Park: Stretching 534 acres, Discovery Park is an urban… Keep reading

Save the Salmon to Save the Orcas

By Sara Davis, EarthCorps

Puget Sound orcas are hungry.  The Southern Resident killer whales, who spend summer and fall in Puget Sound, are picky eaters. About 80% of their diet is Chinook salmon – and they eat a lot of them. An adult orca eats about 385 pounds of fish each day! The Southern Resident killer whales developed a taste for Chinook salmon… Keep reading

Global changemakers reunited at EarthCorps

By Sara Davis, EarthCorps

EarthCorps impacts the lands and waters of Puget Sound, but it is the impact on the person – how they see themselves, and how they choose to make a difference in our world – that makes EarthCorps unique.  This week, we were honored to host the first-ever EarthCorps International Alumni Summit, funded by the Trust for Mutual Understanding whose mission is… Keep reading

EarthCorps salutes new UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

By Sara Davis, EarthCorps

The newly declared UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030 aims to massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems around the world. Declaring a decade for ecosystem restoration amplifies the public’s demand that climate change and it’s devastating effects must be at the top of national agendas, and that restoration is a proven measure to fight climate change and… Keep reading

Say Hello to the 2019 Corps Members

By Sara Davis, EarthCorps

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

Bioswales and Orca Whales

By Steve Dubiel, EarthCorps Executive Director

My 14-year-old daughter, Anna, recently asked me how my week was going. “I’ve been busy saving orca whales,” I told her. She gave me a questioning look and asked, “how?” Well, one of the biggest threats to orcas in the Puget Sound is the decline of their main food source: salmon. And the abundance and… Keep reading

Building Humanity Through Volunteerism

By Nebras Maslamani, EarthCorps Volunteer Specialist, 2018 and EarthCorps Crew Member 2017

Everyone smiles in the same language Bringing people from different walks of life together to care for our earth is a longtime dream of mine. And I got to realize it this past fall when EarthCorps supported me in hosting the first ever Arabic language volunteer event in West Seattle. People from Yemen, Egypt, Palestine,… Keep reading

Alum Highlight – Lindsey Falkenburg

Lindsey Falkenburg EarthCorps Crew Leader 2014 Project/Program Manager EarthCorps How did you arrive at EarthCorps and what has EarthCorps given you? I went to college in Salem, Oregon and studied anthropology and biology. I graduated fairly directionless, as I think a lot of college students do, because I studied something that I enjoyed but didn’t… Keep reading

Alum Highlight – Lylianna Allala

“In taking responsibility for our own lives and work, in unmasking the connections of our labor and nature, we may find a way to break the borders that imprison nature as much as ourselves. Work, then, is where we should begin.” -Richard White Lylianna Allala Corps Member 2006 Crew Leader 2007 Outreach Coordinator for Congresswoman… Keep reading

Alum Highlight – Nicole Marcotte

Nicole Marcotte Corps Member 2014 Stewardship Coordinator for Forterra   First, describe your path from where you grew up to when you were at EarthCorps to where you are now. I was lucky to grow up in the forest of a very small town in Massachusetts. I was always very connected to the outdoors and spent… Keep reading