Nicodemus Wilderness Project

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Basic Information

Address: P.O. Box 40712 Albuquerque, NM 87196
Director: Robert K. Dudley, Ph.D.

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Additional Information

Causes Served: environment, environmental education, youth development, wildlife, nature,
Population Served: Youth
Ages for Volunteer: Primarily 13-21
Hours of Service: Varies
Minimum Hours Required: No minimum
Days of Service: Varies
Mission Statement:

To protect wildlife and our environment and to build future conservation leaders by engaging youth in environmental stewardship projects worldwide.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We envision that all young people will take personal responsibility and action toward protecting wildlife and the environment in their communities through NWP projects, and that these inspired youth volunteers will become the next generation of conservation leaders worldwide.

Our values :

* Youth volunteers become leaders when they are given the freedom to identify and solve environmental problems on their own.

* Wildlife and the environment benefit from litter cleanups, native tree plantings, nonnative plant removal, and community recycling programs.

* Young people develop leadership skills and confidence, which helps them become responsible citizens, when they are empowered to make a difference.

* Stewardship of the environment, for the benefit of wildlife and communities, requires long-term commitment from concerned citizens.

Program History:

The Nicodemus Wilderness Project was founded because of the need for environmental restoration, stewardship, and protection of neglected public lands. Our organization coordinates volunteer events worldwide that utilize the resources of the community to provide long-term environmental benefits for natural areas. We have established a large and enthusiastic volunteer network that draws upon the diverse strengths of different races and cultures to accomplish our common goal of restoring the beauty of the natural landscape. By working together with our community, the Nicodemus Wilderness Project educates our youth about the need to protect the integrity of the environment by promoting stewardship of the wild lands and waters that support Earth's biodiversity and ecosystems.


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