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Recent News:
  • REI makes $3,000 conservation grant to NWP's Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™.
  • NWP Apprentice Ecologist™ interviewed by Woman's Day (circulation > 20 million) for volunteer opportunities article.
  • NWP exceeds Charity Navigator's criteria for a Four Star (top rating) nonprofit organization.
  • NWP's website has a new look - it's now easier than ever to Give, Volunteer, or Tell-A-Friend. Please visit!


Scholarship: True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment. — James Lowell (1819-1891), American romantic poet, critic, editor and diplomat.

We established the Apprentice Ecologist Youth Scholarship ($500) three months ago and already the response has been phenomenal.  We've had projects submitted from Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Morocco. It's time to take personal action TODAY and help protect our planet by either volunteering or by making a gift contribution to youth and our environment!

Please help contribute to the NWP Youth Scholarship Fund to give these young volunteers (including disadvantaged and at-risk kids and teens) a chance to reach for the stars and become the conservation leaders of tomorrow.  Act now to help protect the environment and our children's future.  If you'd like to endow a scholarship in your name, please contact us at


 Featured Apprentice Ecologist: Essay by Paloma

"South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project:
I volunteered to help clean up, remove invasive weeds, and plant natives to restore tidal salt marsh habitat at this site....
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 Our Youth Volunteers Make A Difference (Updated: 30 July 2007)

Youth Volunteers
Hours Volunteered
Trash Removed from Environment (lbs.)
Native Trees Planted 

Area Restored for Wildlife (acres)
Number of Countries Represented
U.S. Dollar Value of Volunteer Time
Value of Your $50 Gift Contribution


You Can Help Save The Earth

  • Eco-Fact: Recycling one ton of paper saves:- 17 trees, 6,953 gallons of water, 462 gallons of oil, 587 pounds of air pollution, 3.06 cubic yards of landfill space, and 4,077 kilowatt hours of energy.
  • Eco-Tips: 1) Set up recycling bins at your home, office, or school and post signs (with Eco-Facts) that encourage others to recycle. 2) Reduce your dependence on paper by getting an online subscription to your favorite newspaper, journal, or magazine. 3) Use reusable plates and cups rather than paper products. 4) Pay your bills online to avoid the high environmental costs of packaging, printing, and mailing paper back and forth.


Eco-Quote: Be Inspired So You Can Inspire Others

Edward Abbey: "I come more and more to the conclusion that wilderness, in America or anywhere else, is the only thing left that is worth saving.

The idea of wilderness needs no defense. It only needs more defenders."

Reading: Desert Solitaire, The Monkey Wrench Gang


I hope you've enjoyed this edition of the Nicodemus Wilderness Project eNewsletter. 



Robert K. Dudley, Ph.D., Director
Nicodemus Wilderness Project




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