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Review for Back To Natives Restoration, Irvine, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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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Role:  Board Member

Review for Back To Natives Restoration, Irvine, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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.

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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.