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Back to Natives Restoration
October 16, 2012

I love volunteering with Back to Natives. I meet amazing people and spend my time doing somthing I feel is very important - removing non-native invasive plants so that habitat will improve for native animals. Back to Natives also offers several great classes, educating the comunity on the importance of using native plants in landscaping. I'm proud to be involved with such a targeted and well organized non-profit!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Board Member

Back to Natives Restoration
December 15, 2008

Back to Natives is a prime example of a grassroots, community oriented organization that uses it's resources wisely to accomplish the maximum amount of good. Through environmental education programs at schools and for scout groups to service learning projects involving high school students at our local wildlands to adult restoration training classes - Back to Natives involves the community in protecting habitat.

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

educating the public about the importance of biodiversity, native plants and habitat restoration.

Ways to make it better...

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

work hard on getting funding to allow BTN to do more service learning projects. I think they are very valuable.

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

the sense of community I feel when I work with other program participants. The sense of accomplishment I get when I spend a few hours working hard to pull weeks. The friends I've made.

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

from many different walks of life, but united in their goal of improving the environment. They were all ages - from children to retired people. It's nice to unite with others - even those who might be very different from me.

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

help restore a significant portion of Orange County open space, and educate the public about why habitat restoration and conservation is important.

Ways to make it better...

Back to Natives had additional tools and equipment so that the volunteers could be more productive - but we were able to improvise and use our problem solving skills to make things work!

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

lack of funding.

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

organizations like this, that bring the community together for a common cause, help improve the environment but also do somethig even more important. They contribute to our sense of place and help us all to respect our community and make our whole world a better place.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I participate in the USFS Restoration Volunteer training, assist with service learning events at local wildlands and help out in any other way I can.