Nicodemus Wilderness Project

Rating: 4.77 stars   26 reviews

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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Rating: 5 stars  

The Nicodemus Wilderness Project(NWP) is a wonderful organization that promotes environmental stewardship. The NWP informs people about the importance of environmental sustainability and what they can do to help. One of my favorite aspects of this organization is that it emphasizes that everyone can have a postive impact on the environment.

The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative engages people around the world. Apprentice Ecologists are young volunteers that conduct their own environmental project and write an essay about their project. Three Apprentice Ecologists are selected to win an $850 scholarship each year. As an Apprentice Ecologist, I have learned about the power of taking initiative and how I can contribute to establishing a more environmentally-sound planet.

Moreover, people of all ages participate in the NWP's annual Make a Difference Day and National Trail Day. The organization also promotes recycling and works to eliminate nonnative species.

Also, the NWP sells Eco-Socks, which are made from all environmentally-friendly materials and/or recycled materials, and are produced by sock manufactures that practice fair trade and fair labor.

I highly encourage you to support the NWP and become a volunteer!

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

Promote the annual Make a Difference Day and National Trail Day more. These are excellent events, and if more people knew about them and how to get involved, there would be an even greater impact.

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?

2015

 
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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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1 person found this review helpful

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  

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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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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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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4 people found this review helpful

my experience is always great. i feel like a new person every time i leave piedra lisa open space. Nicodemus does a wonderful job at making sure all of its volunteers are up to date, fed and hydrated, and have the proper supervision during the work.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

several ways. first of all, there always seems to be good participation amongst the community and the world to make a difference. second of all, everyone always seems to be happy and renewed after helping out the environment and doing it for a good cause.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their great communication and amazing motivation to get kids involved

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, kind people that enjoy life and volunteerism that is noticeably contagious to all that get together for a project.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

not make a difference. volunteerism is priceless and doesn't need money to succeed.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

After meeting project directors Rob and Yih-Ming, I have continued to donate to this project and to share it with others through the classes I teach. Each year I receive incredible progress reports of the amount of inner city students the Project is now bringing in to the Sandia Mts to clean up and to learn about nature. I am a professor in Maryland and someday hope to hike those same trails with my granddaughters, dragging out own bags of collected debris. WHAT A MARVELOUS CONCEPT...THE NEXT GENERATION AND CITY KIDS EMBRACING WILDLIFE AND RIVERS.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a visit I made in 2003 to see the trails and to see the progress in the area that had been de-trashed and hiked.

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

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Following its growth in the monthly reports, colorful, detailed, and growing!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

in love with their work and living their own ecological friendly lives.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Organize and transport thousands of inner-city students and train leaders to run summer camps in this marvelous and vast area; to learn of water management, of wildlife and nature values...to educate for the future of the planet.

Ways to make it better...

I had been able to travel there in person and participate with the camp kids. It is my hope to do so in the future.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2003-1-01

 
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