Find New Ways to Give Back this Earth Day

Every April 22 since 1970, we celebrate our planet and think about what we can do for our environment. Read on to learn how to dive into a stewardship activity, develop new LNT skills, and advocate for our public lands.
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April 22, 2021

Happy Earth Day, Mountaineers! There are so many ways to celebrate this marvelous planet that we inhabit. Being a good steward of the environment is a great way to show that you care, and if you need some specific ideas of things you can do in the coming weeks, we’ve got you covered.

Upcoming Stewardship Opportunities

Are you looking for opportunities to give back and get your hands dirty? Consider signing up for one of our upcoming stewardship opportunities! Join us to remove invasive species or help with trail maintenance. No experience is necessary and all tools are provided, though you’ll want to dress for muddy and brushy conditions (boots and long pants). These activities are free to both members and non-members, please register on the activity page. If you have any questions about a specific stewardship activity, feel free to reach out to info@mountaineers.org or the activity leader:

See all Stewardship Activities

Leave No Trace Practices

If you’d like a refresher on LNT principles and have time for some light reading (or a couple of short, informative videos), check out these blogs:

Low-Impact Recreation Skills Course

Looking for more? Test your Low Impact Recreation Skills with our free eLearning Course and earn a badge! In this go-at-your-own-pace course, you’ll learn low impact skills that you can use whenever you’re outdoors.

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Get Informed and Engage Your Legislators

The best way you can help preserve our public lands for future generations is by advocating for them. Get informed, learn how you can make a difference, and make your voice heard with these tools:

Protecting Public Lands 101 eLearning Course

In this eLearning course, we’ll break down the basics of our national public lands system and how you can step up to protect the outdoor experience. We’ll discuss: primary land management agencies, conservation designations, conservation laws, and how to take action. This course typically takes about 50 minutes to complete, but your impact can last a lifetime.

Take the Course

Sign up for the Conservation Currents Newsletter

This monthly enewsletter is a great way to stay in-the-know and take action. We report on issues affecting public lands and share opportunities to engage in advocacy, responsible recreation, and stewardship.

Sign Up

Read our Conservation Blogs

Deep-dive into conservation and advocacy issues, learn about The Mountaineers latest advocacy work, and discover new opportunities to get engaged with our conservation blogs.

Read the Blogs

Explore Braided River Titles

Did you know that Mountaineer Books has a conservation imprint specifically dedicated to showcase and protect western North American public lands? Braided River seeks to inspire people to protect wild places through images and stories that change perspectives. Known for stunning photography and impactful stories, Braided River is an excellent resource for conservation-minded book lovers.  

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Lead photo of an april 2021 MAC Trail Work Day at big finn hill park with WTA. Photo by carl marrs.