Our 2019 Backyard Collective Season is Underway!

Backyard Collective in Asheville, NC

Backyard Collectives bring together member company employees and local conservation groups for a day of environmental action. These events allow us to get out of the office and get our hands dirty doing good work to preserve and protect the open spaces in our own backyards. We are hosting nine Backyard Collective events in 2019 in areas where we have clusters of member companies, including Asheville, Ventura, the Bay Area, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Grand Rapids, Boulder and Bend. Visit our events page for dates and details.
Our first event of the year took place in Asheville, North Carolina.  Here’s the recap:
When: Friday, April 5
Total Number of Participants: 23
Participating Member Companies: ENO, Farm to Feet, Merrell, Keen, New Belgium and Grassroots Outdoor Alliance
Participating Grantees/Non-profit partners: American Whitewater, Carolina Climbers Coalition, Conserving Carolina, Outdoor Alliance, The Wilderness Society
Host Organization: Riverlink
Results / Work Done: Half of the volunteers cleaned 1.3 miles of road  and removed around 500 pounds of waste. The other half of our volunteers cleared a 500 square feet area of invasive plants in the future Karen Cragnolin Park and beautied a new Asheville green space!
Photos: Facebook and Instagram
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 60 hours