Taking Action on Earth Day

Apr 19, 2021
This Earth Day, take action to make a difference locally. Check out our ideas to get you started!


Earth Day is just around the corner!

First held on April 22, 1970, Earth Day is dedicated to driving positive action for our planet. While it is a global movement, there are plenty of ways you can make an impact locally! Take a look to see what you can do to make a difference this Earth Day:

Visit. While our Walks + Hikes are currently on hold, you can visit one of our protected lands on your own. And bring a friend or family member with you! Connecting with nature and sharing these experiences with those around you helps introduce more people to conservation. Connecting with our lands and waters helps make you want to conserve and protect these areas. Let’s make our circle larger! You can also explore the nature of Central Oregon from home with our virtual events that teach you about birds, butterflies, trees, and more!

Volunteer. Donate your time to tend trails, count birds, stuff envelopes, or pull fencing! Make your community a better place by volunteering with the Land Trust this month (or any time!). Our volunteers have a huge collective impact on our work—since 1995, volunteers have donated 102,419 hours to the Land Trust!

Donate. You can conserve and care for the lands and waters that sustain Central Oregonians—human and natural—by supporting the Deschutes Land Trust today. Your gift, no matter the amount, can make a real difference. With our community of supporters, the Land Trust has already conserved and continues to care for more than 17,523 acres of land.

Make a difference at home. Interested in having a positive impact right at home? We can help! Planting native milkweed for the Western monarch butterfly is a great place for green thumbs to start. Get your native showy milkweed seeds from us! Then, take a look at some of our other resources for making an impact at home (or on the trail), including Create a Bee Home For Your Yard, our Central Oregon Invasive Weed Guide, and Walking Lightly on the Land.

Together, we can make such a collective impact! Did you know that land trusts in the US have conserved nearly 60 million acres over the past 40 years? That’s an area of land larger than all of the land contained in our National Park system! The Deschutes Land Trust looks forward to partnering with you to continue to make an impact locally, not only on Earth Day, but on every day of the year.