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A 25-Year Conservation Legacy

Our Mission

The Nature Corps is the oldest nonprofit organization whose sole objective is to engage volunteers in the stewardship of America’s parks.

  • Vision:

    The Nature Corps is the premier national network of volunteers dedicated to the preservation of America’s Parks.

  • Mission:

    To preserve the splendor of America’s parks by mobilizing a national volunteer corps to implement priority conservation and beautification projects.

  • Goal:

    In partnership with state and national public land agencies, corporations and nonprofit organizations, Nature Corps will coordinate a volunteer corps of corporate employees, professional, adult and student volunteers to design, plan and implement priority conservation projects that will preserve our parks for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

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Programs We Offer

Project S.A.V.E

Special Assignment Volunteers for the Environment. Work with other dedicated park stewards on important single-day conservation projects in one of several state and national parks. Learn More

Volunteer Vacations

Experience unforgettable one-week, fully catered volunteer vacations where you will enjoy the personal rewards of preserving our American landscape. Learn More

Continuing Education Programs

These service-learning vacations include participating on research-based conservation programs in parks such as Yosemite, Sequoia and Hawaii. Learn More

Youth/Student Programs

The Nature Corps works with schools and youth agencies to teach young Americans to care for our precious natural resources. Learn More

Employee Volunteer Program

America’s corporations are taking part in a sweeping movement to preserve the magnificent beauty of our state and national parks as they provide their employees meaningful and authentic team building programs. Learn More

Our Legacy

The Nature Corps has provided more than 150,000 volunteer hours towards preserving some of our nation’s most cherished natural treasures. Samples of The Nature Corps’s accomplishments include:

  • Protecting the world famous General Sherman Sequoia, the largest living organism on earth
  • Planting 20,000 trees to restore impacted habitat in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
  • Restoring the ecological balance of picturesque Yosemite Valley and the Merced River
  • Revegetating Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite’s high country
  • Rehabilitating historic cabins, antiquated park service facilities and amphitheaters
  • Preserving sea life and threatened flora on the Channel Islands
  • Protecting the rainforests of Hawaii

Overall, the Nature Corps has organized more than 5,000 volunteers who have contributed to projects valued at more than $7,500,000.

Celebrating Our Accomplishments

For their accomplishments, Nature Corps volunteers have received recognition at the state and federal levels. Some of their awards include:

  • National Park Service 2007 George B. Hartzog, Jr. Award Recipients, Pacific West Region
  • American Express Travel & Leisure “Mark of Innovation” Award
  • Four “Take Pride in California” Awards
  • National Park Service “Partnership Achievement” Award
  • 2007 Congressional “Take Pride” Appreciation Award, Department of the Interior