How You Can Help Clean Up Forests

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 9:13am
In her wise and elegant new book, “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants,” Dr. Jane Goodall with Gail Hudson, blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us. Continuing their exploration here, Dr. Goodall provides ideas and inspiration for what readers can do to get involved in and protect the world of plants.
 
Illegal dumping of trash in forests is on the rise, which is harmful to trees, animals, and humans. Volunteer with the Clean Forest Project to remove garbage and waste from public lands. You can conduct a cleanup in your area or join their education program, which delivers interactive presentations to schools.  For more information, visit their website.
 
The National Forest Foundation is seeking volunteers for a variety of hands-on conservation projects around the United States. You could help educate the public, aid restoration efforts, clean up streams, and monitor invasive species, among a variety of other opportunities. For more information, visit their website.  
 
 
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