When it comes to visiting national, state, and local parks across the country, it’s important to leave a place better than you found it. As human beings, sustainability should be our goal, along with conservation and stewardship. While some projects can take a lot of time, there are many little things you can do to reduce your footprint and leave a lasting impact on the places we love. This can apply to all sorts of activities from camping trips to day hikes, or simply a stroll through the neighborhood. Remember, just one person can make the world a better place.
1. Get educated:
Learn about the history of the parklands to understand the cultural significance and importance of preservation.
2. Take action:
Vote on issues that protect our parks; write a letter to your local policy makers to keep conservation top of mind.
3. Get involved:
Join a local park conservation group to stay informed on current issues in your area.
Check out www.volunteer.gov to participate in clean ups, trail restoration, & invasive species removal, or join our field crew for our next volunteer event.