In 1892, famous environmentalist John Muir and his friends came together to protect the Pacific coast and make sure that it was protected and accessible to everyone. Since then, the scope of the Sierra Club has expanded and the mission has evolved to bring people together to defend our natural resources and everyone’s right to use them.

This is the second year our family is partnering with the Sierra Club as ambassadors for the Born Wild Project to celebrate Earth Day. This year, as a family, decided to run our own Earth Day hike and clean up fundraiser to raise money for an environmental cause. We love exploring the outdoors and we want to help ensure that the spaces we explore are around for future generations. Also, what better way to celebrate the earth than to get outside!

The Power of Donating

Our two daughters are getting really excited for the hike. We hike a lot but this one is different. They are excited to raise money to help protect the spaces that explore together as a family. They want to make change and I see the desire to create change in their faces when we talk about our family Earth Day hike. Donate and support our family Earth Day Hike here.

Donate and Win Prizes!

As a family we are also running a giveaway from April 1-8th! Every donation, big or small, will be entered to win a Parks Project t-shirt, Klean Kanteen and recycled leggings from Girlfriend Collective. Donations of over $35 USD will automatically receive a Parks Project T-shirt. US residents will get their shirt in time for Earth Day if they order by April 8th. Canadian shirts may take a little bit longer due to shipping. Donate to our family Earth Day Hike here.

Join one of our Earth Day hikes.

The Born to be Adventurous Mamas groups are also participating and running some Earth Day hikes. If your in the area then come and join! We will be going as fast as our slowest hiker.

Regina, Saskatchewan : Our family is running an Earth Day Hike and clean up on the Wascana Trails, near Regina, on April 13th. Meet us in the parking lot. We will be starting the hike at 1:30pm and end around 3:30 pm. I will bring donuts but please bring extra snacks for your littles. Bring your whole family and friends!

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan : Holly Burgess, BTBA Saskatchewan Regional Director, is running an Earth Day hike at the Beaver Conservation area on April 13th. Meet at 3:00 pm and bring the whole family and friends!

Calgary and area, Alberta: Sophia Aristou, BTBA YYC and Area Regional Director, is running an Earth Day hike to Troll Falls on April 13th. Meet at 10:00 am and bring the whole family and friends!

Stay Tuned as we may be running more in other cities!

Raise Money and Create your Own Hike!

If you are feeling really keen and want to engage and celebrate Earth Day with your family, then consider creating your own page and/or running your own hike. It is a great way to enjoy the spaces we love and celebrate the earth. Join our group here and create your own fundraising page.

Get Outside, Celebrate the Earth and Represent your Corner of the Earth.

By Annika Mang

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