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Entries filed under 'service projects'

    When You're 80, What Will You Do For Fun?!

    fileAt age 80 will you be playing shuffleboard for kicks? Perhaps a little Wii bowling? Or, how about 150 days of sweaty, grimy trail work—in one year alone? If you are Pete Dewell, 80-year-old Seattle resident, you choose the latter. Pete is a dedicated volunteer with the Washington Trails Association (WTA), one of REI’s grant recipients. And yes, in 2010 Pete volunteered on over 150 work parties hosted by the WTA. The WTA is a nonprofit membership organization that works to protect and enhance ...

    Posted by KristenR on December 28, 2010 5:47 PM & Tagged Hiking, grants, nonprofit, rei, service projects, stewardship, volunteer and washington trails association | permalink | Comments

    "I Learned That I Am a Stewardship Person"

    Who cares about the outdoors and why? Our friends at the North Cascades Institute (NCI) know that one way to build this bond is to get youth outside for some hands-on adventure. Amy Brown helped NCI launch the North Cascades Wild program in 2006 and has been coordinating it ever since. The program seeks to connect students to public lands through service work, leadership development and community building. The goal: inspire participants to become citizen stewards of the environment and their ...

    Posted by KristenR on November 5, 2010 6:00 PM & Tagged North Cascades, grants, service projects, stewardship, volunteer and youth | permalink | Comments

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