Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.

- Gary Snyder


About Us

We're an Oregon-based non-profit organization committed to growing environmental leaders through service-learning and community restoration. With over 20 years of experience in our staff, our goal is to get youth outside and caring for nature. 

Our Program

We believe that small hands can still make a big difference! We work with 1,600 K-12 students from 20 Portland-area schools. At our 15 restoration sites, we get our students outside to learn about field ecology while restoring a local stream bank or greening schoolyards.


We love what we do, but need your help to make it happen! Your donation will support students learning outdoors, native trees in the ground, and the future of environmental stewardship!