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Partner with these nonprofits to support the environment

Partner with these nonprofits to support the environment

As a writer focusing on the outdoors, some of my favorite people to work with are the ones who power the area’s many environment-oriented nonprofits. Generally speaking, they’re passionate about their purpose and excited to involve as many people as possible in achieving it. 

Figuring out which of the seemingly countless such local organizations are most worth your time can seem overwhelming, but here are some suggestions for those looking to step up their involvement in keeping the outdoors beautiful. 

It’s worth nothing that few of these organizations restrict themselves solely to one of the categories listed above. For example, Haywood Waterways has a laser focus on education but also hosts a multitude of litter pickups and other service projects. Likewise, Mainspring is a land trust, but it also makes education programming a priority. The list doesn’t even address legislative advocacy — many of these groups do that, too. Point is, all the organizations listed above are doing great work and are worth checking out — and since it’s more than certain that I missed someone important in this rundown, ask around your community to get a better idea of who is most active in your specific area. 

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