Make a Difference in Your Own Backyard
April 22 is Earth Day, a day to reflect on how we can do our part for the planet. There’s no better way to celebrate than by heading outside and getting your hands dirty. Join a volunteer event in your community. You’ll find plenty of ways to help, from picking up litter to planting trees to maintaining local trails.
Clean land and water are vital—not just for Mother Nature’s sake, but for our own health and happiness too. Get involved this Earth Day and protect NEPA’s natural wonders. We’ve rounded up several volunteer opportunities throughout the region. Please note that advance registration may be required.
Earth Day Volunteer Events:
Annual Spring Cleanup
April 22 at 9 a.m.
From trail work to spring cleaning, Salt Springs State Park in Montrose has a job for every age and every talent. They’re seeking volunteers to clear trails, care for the grounds and so much more. Volunteers will receive free food, drinks and t-shirts.
Great PA Cleanup
April 22 at 9 a.m.
Gather up a crew of family and friends and join this annual cleanup, which has been a local tradition for 39 years. Volunteers can adopt a roadway, city block, park or playground in the Greater Hazleton area.
Explore More Ways to Help
Protecting the planet matters every day—not just on Earth Day. You can help preserve NEPA’s natural resources all year round by supporting our local environmental nonprofits. Make a donation or give your time as a volunteer to keep NEPA beautiful for generations to come.
Anthracite Scenic Trails Association
Delaware Highlands Conservancy
Friends of Vosburg Neck State Park
Friends of Salt Springs Park, Inc.
Friends of Tuscarora and Locust Lake State Parks
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association
Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority
Lackawanna River Conservation Association
North Branch Land Trust
Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Pocono Environmental Education Center
Pocono Heritage Land Trust
Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Susquehanna Warrior Trail Council