Nicodemus Wilderness Project

Rating: 4.77 stars   26 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Environment


P.O. Box 40712 Albuquerque NM 87196 USA


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.


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


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  

6 people found this review helpful

I live on the East Coast but have heard great things about the Nicodemus Wilderness Project both by word of mouth and in the media. This is a wonderful group providing much needed volunteer services for environmental clean up and involvement not only locally, but nationally and internationally. Impressive!

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

reviewing the materials of the latest projects and knowing by sponsoring, I'm also involved.

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

the opportunity to support a fantastic group.

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

friendly and informative.

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

change the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

The Nicodemus Wilderness Project is true to it's words and has continued it's mission to improve the land that we live on. It has done so in a grassroots effort that has spread internationally emphasizing education of today's youth to preserve the landscape around us.

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

The Nicodemus Wilderness Project has been very successful in reaching the youth across the globe by leveraging the power of the web to connect it's mission to the youth of the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


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