Stories

We're collecting stories of volunteers helping care for and study lands and waters in their communities. Have a story you want to share?  Click here to email us (be sure to include a photo)!

Red or White Pine: Are You Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

Published Mar 1, 2016
Embark on a journey to better know Northeast trees by their bark. More

A Stewardship Tool Only Winter Provides

Published Feb 3, 2016
Learn more about the land you care about and the wildlife who use it. More

When Nature's Calendar Changes, Citizen Scientists Can Help

Published Jan 8, 2016
We all have an intuitive sense of phenology. What does that mean and how can we take a closer look at these subtle changes? More

5 Signs Your Favorite Trail is Well-Cared-For

Published Dec 14, 2015
Look for these signs of the unsung trail heroes who steward our pathways through fields and forests. More

News from the Field: A Day with the Coastal Research Volunteers

Published Nov 23, 2015
Could I be a citizen scientist? A newbie spends the morning with the Coastal Research Volunteers and gets a taste for what citizen science is all about. More

Kids, Community Oust Invasive Plants & Learn Meaning of Stewardship

Published Oct 29, 2015
Students and community members from Durham and the Oyster River School District combined stewardship efforts in Beard's Creek this fall. More

Fish Survey: Adventures in Citizen Science at Lubberland Creek

Published Oct 26, 2015
A mammal-enthusiast spends the day helping to research fish for a stream in need More

Nature-Based Volunteering: What Gives?

Published Oct 5, 2015
Why do people volunteer for the environment? We're asking people who help at workdays, and learning what motivates people to give back. More

Beach Blitz Volunteers Provide a Water Quality Snapshot of New Hampshire Beaches

Published Sep 8, 2015
New Hampshire’s beautiful and highly rated 13 mile slice of the Atlantic coast is a popular vacation destination in New England. So how clean are its coastal beaches? More

Pod-Picking Day: Removing Black Swallowwort from an Iconic Maine Trail

Published Aug 24, 2015
How to mobilize a neighborhood to tackle an aggressive invasive plant More

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