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Nicodemus Wilderness Project

Rating: 4.77 stars   26 reviews 3,638

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Environment

Address:

P.O. Box 40712 Albuquerque NM 87196 USA

Mission:

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

Results:

As of April 2010, * NWP Youth Volunteers = 17,781 * Total Hours Volunteered = 119,213 * Number of Countries Represented = 133 * Trash Removed/Recycled (kg) = 127,192 * Native Trees Planted = 83,648 * Area Restored for Wildlife (hectares) = 11,616

Target demographics:

Kids, teens, and college-age students with an emphasis on youth from 13 to 21 years old.  We also have special programs for at-risk and disadvantaged youth.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

About 5,000

Geographic areas served:

United States and International

Programs:

The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ (officially recognized by the U.S. EPA) has engaged thousands of young people (kids, teens, and college-age youth) from around the world in environmental cleanup and conservation projects since 1999. The goals of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ are to: * Elevate youth into leadership roles by engaging them in environmental cleanup and conservation projects, * Empower young volunteers to rebuild the environmental and social well-being of our communities, * Improve local living conditions for both citizens and wildlife through education, activism, and action.

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Reviews for Nicodemus Wilderness Project

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Very Inspiring Stories and Work Sharing
Congratulations to the Team

Simran Vedvyas
Founder - SynergY
Dubai- UAE
www.about.me/simranvedvyas.com

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Rating: 5 stars  

I appreciate the actions that this organization takes towards motivating and empowering young persons to make an difference in their environment - through education and promotion of action. I am happy to have come across this organization, and to be a part of it. I came across this organization due to a scholarship that this organization made available to young persons who lead a project of their own. It inspired me to take further action in assisting the environmental conditions of my community. I was grateful for the opportunity granted by this organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Nicodemus Wilderness Project is a wonderful way to become more aware of the environment and involved in conservation! This organization builds awareness, advocates conservation, teaches people how to live greener lives and do their part to keep the environment green, and more. Some examples of promoting conservation by this organization include selling environmentally friendly socks and Ecologist Apprentice projects. I became an Ecologist Apprentice, which was a great experience for me, as I learned much about the environment while working to keep it clean. Another reason this is an excellent organization is because it demonstrates how anyone can make a difference and it encourages people to get involved. The Nicodemus Wilderness Project truly makes a positive difference to the environment.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it easier to upload photos for the photo essays

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great way to get the younger generation involved in the environment in their communities!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you for your great support. We are now more confident and focused to achieve a green and clean world.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Nicodemus Wilderness is an excellent organization because it promotes environmental conservation projects and commitment to our planet, I am very happy to have the opportunity to participate through NWP Apprentice Ecologist this is a great opportunity to share environmental experiences with others.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I made a purchase from Nicodemus and I am so glad that I did. The socks are awesome and the customer service is the best. I love this organization and the all the good they do!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This was a very good experience, it is truly good for rewarding people and groups who care about and want to improve the environment.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

WE WANT TO MAKE THE T SHIRT BUT WE ARE ADDING OUR SYMBOL ALSO IN IT. CAN WE DO IT.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 3 stars  

An environmental and human rights NGO based in CARAGA Region XIII engaged in policy reforms and legal advocacy on natural resource management, promotion of people’s rights, good governance, and the pursuit for genuine local autonomy and development. Local autonomy enhanced through effective governance, sustainable environmental management and promotion of people’s rights in partnership with marginalized sectors and local government. APREDEC works with marginalized sectors and local governments in CARAGA Region XIII and beyond, through policy reforms, legal advocacy, alliance building, sustainable and democratic environmental governance and management arrangements within the context of participatory development APREDEC exists to engage in advocacy work for reforms and development of creative policies, executive-legislative agenda designed to enhance access and control of local population recognized as preferred resource users secured from constant threats and exploitations by strangers over existing forests, land, marine and aquatic resources. In particular, it aims:

 To engage in advocacy work for policy reforms and development, legislative and executive agenda, resource-enhancement and revenue generation measures at the local, regional and national levels;
 To establish network of legal service providers and extend institutionalized legal assistance to advocates and wardens of coastal/marine resources and environmental protection;

 To undertake feasibility studies,
program and project proposals in various fields of development such as, but not limited to, local resource management, law and order enforcement initiatives, promotion and institutionalization of stewardship, transparency and accountability among national and local government agencies;
 To coordinate, carry out, or receive scholarship grants and programs, study tours and internship projects, for the propagation of its avowed vision, mission and goals; and
 To solicit funds, perform economic activities, receive contributions, donations, gifts, bequest, legacies or endowments in the pursuit of its purposes of existence.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

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