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What We Do

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Bringing conservation home

Sure we restore vast landscapes, but the greenspaces in our daily lives also need our love. We use the following restoration principles in our backyard: 

  • Conserve water — We collect rainwater, landscape with native plants, and don't irrigate.
  • Cultivate healthy living soils — We compost yard waste.
  • Provide wildlife habitat — We planted native plants to attract butterflies.
  • Serve core human needs — We use our backyard as a community gathering space.

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Not everyone has the time or flexibility to join us in the field, so we host workshops and workdays to get more students, volunteers, and community members involved in conservation.

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Now that most of the back-breaking work of moving rocks, digging holes, planting trees, and building features is complete, we've started to incorporate food production into our backyard sanctuary. Local high school students are using the space to illustrate and test different ways of growing food in cities, including raised beds, food forests, and ground plots.

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Why care about urban land stewardship?

Incorporating land stewardship into our everyday lives is a way for us to conserve scarce resources, like water, lessen our carbon impact, and create desirable places for people to live, work, and play. 

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Volunteers in Action Blog

05/5/22

Four fascinating facts about pinyon jays that will have you ready to birdwatch in the name of conservation.

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04/5/22

Volunteers do the heavy lifting so native plants and wildlife have healthy water sources in the forest.

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02/7/22

Are you ready to wear work gloves, pull weeds, fix fences, and move rocks?

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