We also asked some of our AmeriCorps members to keep track of their single-use plastic waste for a week! This  exercise showed how plastic consumption can really add up, and how even swapping a few things can make a huge difference.

My deep appreciation for lichens began long before I really understood what they were.  I was traveling in Australia, and spent a couple months in eastern Tasmania, where a bright orange lichen lives in a thick band on the rocky coast.  A fellow traveler I met there de...

With Phase 2 of re-opening for Nevada being extended until the end of the month, some of you might be feeling stressed, frustrated, and stuck in the same place. Since the Parks Foundation has transitioned to tele-serving for AmeriCorps members, I have found myself stru...

"Patriotism," as my colleague Dominique laid out in her blog last year, "is the devotion to, and vigorous support for one's country."

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