Natural Biodiversity is the newest program under the Nature Abounds umbrella, currently piloting in Pennsylvania. Acquired in 2017 from a regionally-focused nonprofit conservancy, the program has engaged over 100,000 people in conservation education programs, mobilized 2,500 people in environmental service learning, and restored various tracts of land through habitat restoration and invasive species control projects, over the past 13 years.
More information, including just a few accomplishments, about Natural Biodiversity can be read below.
More information about Natural Biodiversity can be found at http://www.naturalbiodiversity.org/ .
The Senior Environment Corps (SEC) program engages volunteers aged 55 and over. SEC volunteers are engaged in numerous activities from water quality monitoring, stream habitat assessment, storm-drain stenciling, environmental education, community gardening, wildlife surveying, marking abandoned oil and gas wells, and cleaning up parks and trails.
Since 1997, SEC volunteers in Pennsylvania have contributed well over 2,000,000 hours, and their contribution is estimated to be of value to the state at over $3 million per year. SEC volunteers are currently active in 24 Pennsylvania counties.
In addition to the SEC groups in Pennsylvania, there are active SEC groups in Cecil County (Maryland) Madison County/Huntsville (Alabama), and New Jersey's Trenton area. Nature Abounds is exploring opportunities to expand the SEC program into other areas of the country.
Check out our SEC dedicated website at www.secofusa.org.
Have you ever seen...
An illegal dump in the woods?
A suspicious person or vehicle near a waterway?
An injured / orphaned wild animal?
How about a stand of timber that did not look healthy?
If you answered yes to any of these...Did you know what to do?
This opportunity is currently being piloted in Pennsylvania.
As a Keepers of the Forest volunteer, you will learn what to do, who to call, and how to be successful at seeing action on some of the biggest issues facing our forests and rural areas today.
As a Keepers of the Forest volunteer, Nature Abounds will work with you to remedy those problems. Our forests and rural areas face challenges and it’s up to us as citizens to do our best to protect our area.