“The Nature Corps is playing a strategic role in making it possible for a growing number of concerned citizens to take part in critical conservation programs to preserve our National Parks. Without their involvement these projects would be
A Long History of Accomplishments:
In 1987 when The Nature Corps began its volunteer program in the National Parks the backlog of park projects was estimated at $2.3 billion. Today it has climbed past $8 billion and growing. Consequently, the National Park Service has expressed the desire to forge public and corporate partnerships for the purpose of increasing public support and involvement to complete critical preservation projects.
As a longstanding partner, The Nature Corps has a successful history of involving the public in the preservation of National Parks. Since its inception, The Nature Corps has organized more than 3,500 volunteers who have contributed to projects valued at more than $3,000,000. Over the last twenty years, Nature Corps volunteers have worked to restore wilderness areas, protect endangered species, rehabilitate park facilities, and preserve historic structures. Their legendary contributions are responsible for protecting some of our nation's most cherished National Parks.
Addressing A Critical Issue:
While the National Park Service desires to increase the number of volunteers working in the parks, the agency recognizes that it lacks the manpower to manage a growing volunteer corps. Consequently, The Nature Corps plays a critical role as a facilitating agency to interface with the public and organizes teams of volunteers to assist in the design, planning, and implementation of critical conservation projects.
Your Donation Is A Strategic Investment:
The Nature Corps is playing a leading role in establishing Nature Corps teams in the National Parks. These teams will provide the essential infrastructure to accommodate greater numbers of desperately needed volunteers. Your “strategic investment” would allow for the development of a model volunteer management program that would be replicated in other National Parks allowing for the mobilization of a concerned public to take part in an historic effort to preserve our National Parks.