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2021: Looking forward

Steve Dubiel, Executive Director, shares the top 5 things he’s looking forward to at EarthCorps in 2021.

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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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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

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

Kindness comes in snack bars

By Chel-C Ford, Outreach Specialist

Piles of blackberry canes, ivy vines, and thorns are now stacked behind them on compost piles. With the sun hanging heavy over the heads of volunteers, it’s time for a break. Every year, EarthCorps hosts hundreds of volunteer events throughout the greater Seattle area to improve the health of our critical urban forests through hands-on… Keep reading

Alum Highlight – Brittany Le

Corps Member 2014 Volunteer Specialist 2015 Youth Programs Manager for the Washington Trails Association How did you arrive at EarthCorps? I never would have described myself as outdoorsy or athletic prior to arriving at EarthCorps. My family didn’t go camping or hiking. We never had much money so I never went skiing or snowboarding. Despite… Keep reading