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Backpacker Magazine – April 2005
How to make a difference outdoors--without swinging a Pulaski
On the trail Get kids fit and fired up about the outdoors by leading hikes for after-school programs. Or man a trail water station for Take-A-Hike, a fundraising series for cancer research (www.eitakeahike.org). More ideas: www.volunteermatch.org.
In a park Help protect at-risk species by participating in wildlife counts. Teach LNT know-how as a volunteer ranger. Or put your GPS to good use: Map habitat areas or collect wildlife data. More ideas: www.volunteer.gov/gov (click "Natural Resources").
On vacation Sign up for a week of service on an archaeological dig or environmental research project. Go to www.sierraclub.org/outings/national/service.