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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
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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

Did you know? EarthCorps has worked on more than 110 trails across our region!

Below is a list of trails where we’ve worked. Do you see your favorite spot listed? If not, here’s your chance to check out some new trails! Fun Fact: Depending on the conditions, a typical trail crew can build up to a mile of trail in a week. On the flip side it might take... Keep Reading

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

2021: Looking forward

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

My 2020 reflection and experience with EarthCorps

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