Make a Difference Event Listing

Below you’ll find a list of all submitted “Make a Difference” projects. You can also see a map of all projects.

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Primary Activity
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NWAI Cache-In-Trash-Out

We are hosting a cache-in-trash-out event at one of our floodplain restoration sites (Neil's Flats), located within walking distance of the City of Fredericton. This event will involve our local geocaching community who will join us in carrying out a garbage and litter clean up of this site. We will provide gloves, garbage bags, refreshments, NWAI swag and CITO tags for those who participate. All you need bring is a can-do attitude and a love for the outdoors. Neil's Flats is a little known,...

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Primary Activity: Garbage clean up
Organizer: The Nashwaak Watershed Assoc. Inc
City: Fredericton
Country: Canada
Region: North America
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Restore Chilenje Park

We will dig the holes, then plant the trees. Lastly we will water the trees and put people to be in charge of watering and caring for the plants for the trees and planting them at Chilenje Playground on 6th June, 2021

Date & Time: June 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Eco-Heroes of Environmental and Climate Change Actions (EHECCA)
City: Lusaka
Country: Zambia
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Million Trees National Initiative Uganda, MTNi-Ug.

The event with involve donating of 100 tree seedlings to each and every public hospital and school in the Busoga area (27 of schools and 10 of hospitals). This activity will be conducted from 5th to 9th June. The group will also conduct tree planting activity and cleanup campaign on 9th June. A

Date & Time: June 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Million Trees National Initiative Uganda, MTNi-Ug.
City: Jinja
Country: Uganda
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Easy walk

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World Environment Day Tree challenge

Raising Environmental Awareness Among the school children 2000 trees will be planted in the school

Date & Time: June 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Globe Gone Green & International Tree Foundation
City: Nakuru
Country: Kenya
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Garbage Pick-ups

We live in a highly polluted part of Africa, where garbage and pollution is the order of the day. As an NGO on environment and healthy living of our people, we today engage on garbage pick-up to commemorate, Make A Difference Week

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Primary Activity: Garbage clean up
Organizer: Cleaner Neighborhood Initiative (CNI)
City: Awka, Anambra state, Nigeria
Country: Nigeria
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Easy walk

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BEHI Training

Jackson Field a great location to demonstrate the Bank Erosion Hazard Index (BEHI) assessment methodology. Chagrin River Watershed Partners (CRWP) will use the Cleveland Metroparks’ modified BEHI assessment methodology to train NOWCorps Members on how to assess streambank erosion potential on the Chagrin River at Jackson Field. BEHI looks at several streambank characteristics to determine a streambanks erosion potential: • Streambank protection from roots, boulders, and woody...

Date & Time: June 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Primary Activity: Other
Organizer: Chagrin River Watershed Partners
City: Moreland Hills
Country: United States of America
Region: North America
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Tree seed collection for restoring wildlife corridor and migratory area of Mikumi national park

We are going to collect seeds for native trees in the degraded wildlife migratory area and corridor of Mikumi national park. We shall walk in the forest while identifying trees and collecting their seeds. In the end, we shall handle the seed to the community conservation group for processing turning them into seedlings. Volunteers will be given a certificate as an appreciation for their efforts.

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 10:00 pm
Primary Activity: Seed collection or processing
Organizer: Environmental Conservation for Wildlife and Community Enterprise (ECOWICE)
City: Morogoro
Country: Tanzania
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Garbage pick-up in Almere

This will be a little symbolic event, just a humble garbage pick up to help our environment and ourselves, to be more conscious about the treasure that we have. And to share, have fun and have a nice walk in the surroundings of the Kemphaan. Additionally we will also learn a bit about what we can find and nature has to offer. It will take place the 9th of June and the meeting point will be at the Kemphaanpad road between the farm and the nature camping. We will just need a pair of...

Date & Time: June 9, 2021 @ 5:30 pm
Primary Activity: Garbage clean up
Organizer: Elena Yajeya de León
City: ALMERE
Country: Netherlands
Region: Europe
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

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Charlie Lake Annual Cleanup

Charlie Lake Conservation Society encourages families and residents to clean at their own leisure June 5-13, 2021; social distance and safety protocols still apply. The PRRD will be providing free dumping that week for Charlie Lake's Residents. We are currently in the midst of getting a dumpster bin at the same spot as last year for those who are unable to make it to the landfill.

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Primary Activity: Garbage clean up
Organizer: Charlie Lake Conservation Society
City: Charlie Lake
Country: Canada
Region: North America
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

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Make a Difference Week with Asili_generation_Ke

As Asili_generation_Ke we are honoured to be part of this amazing event, Serving our community is our pride so the Make the Difference Week is going to be held in our community in Eastleigh North in Nairobi Kenya. This event will take place in our community in Eastleigh North and will include tree planting, garbage collection, invasive plant pulls, trench cleaning, proper garbage disposal, and clean ups of the market and school clean ups. We will also have a community discussion on...

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am
Primary Activity: Garbage clean up
Organizer: Asili_generation_Ke
City: Nairobi
Country: Kenya
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Coastal clean-ups and marine litter surveys

The trash in our oceans is a serious problem that threatens the marine environment and dependent livelihoods. Plastics never disappear they only become smaller!. The microplastics enter the food change through the animals in the seas and oceans and arrive at our table. We really want to make a difference by encouraging people to join our event on the 5 of June. We will start walking the beautiful beach of Ballyheigue and picking up trash, starting around 12 pm. We recommend everyone to bring...

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Sara Pelaez Sanchez
City: Ballyheigue
Country: Ireland
Region: Europe
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

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The Land Conservancy’s Passport to Plant Pressing

TLC's Passport to Nature Program was designed to connect TLC members, donors, and the public with nature. The program has been a guide for engaging in environmental education and engagement for the last two years. To ensure the safety of our members and volunteers, this year we have re-designed the Passport to Nature to include virtual workshops and tutorials throughout the year to get nature-lovers outside without needing to gather in one place. During Make a Difference week, you can...

Date & Time: June 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Primary Activity: Other
Organizer: The Land Conservancy of British Columbia
City: Victoria
Country: Canada
Region: North America
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

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Riparian revitalization

The Land Conservation team will work to restore an area at The Dawes Arboretum! This event will feature the removal of invasive species and planting of beautiful native plants. We will also be cleaning up an old historical dump site that is close to Dutch Fork Stream. Help us to restore an area to a beautiful landscape!

Date & Time: June 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Primary Activity: Garbage clean up
Organizer: The Dawes Arboretum
City: Newark
Country: United States of America
Region: North America
Accessibility: Difficult terrain.

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Atlantic Dunes Park Volunteer Event

We are hosting a volunteer event to continue our efforts at the park. We will continue to remove non-native and invasive plants, such as Brazilian-pepper, Beach naupaka, and Snake plant . We are also going to be installing native plants in areas where invasive plants were removed, to add diversity back to the coastal strand and maritime hammock areas of the park.

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 9:30 am
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Institute for Regional Conservation
City: Delray Beach
Country: United States of America
Region: North America
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

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Make a Difference Week with Mtengo Wathu Ambassadors

Mtengo Wathu Ambassadors will host a Tree Planting Activity. This activity will call on volunteer engagement from members of the organization, local chiefs, church leaders, school authorities, and anyone else who is interested. We will plant trees on an area experiencing erosion to help control the water flow and to provide an environment for citizens to learn about the benefits of trees - including producing quality air, shade, and beautification.

Date & Time: June 10, 2021 @ 8:00 am
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Mtengo Wathu Ambassadors
City: Lilongwe
Country: Malawi
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

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Miller Creek Restoration Project Maintenance

In 2019, the Clark Fork Coalition and Geum teamed up on a streambank and floodplain restoration project in Upper Miller Creek. The restoration project included placement of wood in the channel to improve aquatic habitat, re-building streambanks with brush and willows to reduce erosion and provide over-hanging cover for fish, and reconnecting floodplains through floodplain lowering and side channel construction. This event will visit the restoration site to implement any maintenance work that...

Date & Time: June 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Primary Activity: Invasive species treatment
Organizer: Society for Ecological Restoration Northwest Chapter
City: Missoula
Country: United States of America
Region: North America
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Samish Flower Farm Conservation Area Trash Pick Up

Join us on Saturday, June 5th from 9:00-12:00 on Samish Island to pick up litter along the shoreline of the new addition to Samish Flower Farm Conservation Area!

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Primary Activity: Garbage clean up
Organizer: Skagit Land Trust
City: Bow
Country: United States of America
Region: North America
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Litter pick-up on Sunrise Circle dunes

We will be doing a litter clean-up on Saturday 5th June around Sunrise Circle, particularly on the dunes outside Sunrise Villas toward Sunrise Boulevard and opposite that on the beach side. All welcome to join us! Please bring your own gloves. We will also be using the iNaturalist App to identify different species that we see that morning while we go about our ecological restorative activities. Don't forget to charge up your phone battery!

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Primary Activity: Garbage clean up
Organizer: CTEET
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Our Environment Our Responsibility

Our Environment Our Responsibility is a 3-day program activity in the Make a Difference Week. This awareness campaign on the ecosystem and environmental protection in three different communities shall be conducted with the community members and include how to do seedling planting, garbage pickup, and sanitation. With each community and our volunteers, we are going to perform one task for each day which will enable us to conduct three consecutive programs in three different communities. 1....

Date & Time: June 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Primary Activity: Garbage clean up
Organizer: HOPE AND AWARENESS FOUNDATION
City: Maiduguri Borno State
Country: Nigeria
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Make A Difference at the Idaho Botanical Garden

Join your local plant conservation friends with the Bureau of Land Management Plant Conservation and Restoration Program to help pull weeds at the Idaho Botanical Garden (IBG). Nestled in the Boise Foothills, IBG is a private non-profit stewarding over 15 acres of land. Like the rest of the Boise foothills, the outlying acreage around IBG is in a constant battle against invasive, non-native plant species. These species include goatheads (Tribulus terrestris), an invasive annual plant growing...

Date & Time: June 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Primary Activity: Invasive species treatment
Organizer: Bureau of Land Management Plant Conservation and Restoration Program
City: Boise
Country: United States of America
Region: North America
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Workshop: Intro to Stream Restoration with Wood Habitat Structures

Do you want to relive your childhood, create wildlife habitat, and help restore streams in Brecksville Reservation? Come work with Andrew Bishop of The Nature Conservancy on this collaborative project to build wood habitat structures to restore incised headwater streams. This is your opportunity to learn about this restoration technique and get your hands muddy. We will go over the restoration concept, work as a team to develop a restoration plan for a stream reach, and then implement it. Work...

Date & Time: June 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Primary Activity: Habitat structure construction
Organizer: Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Volunteer Program
City: Brecksville
Country: United States of America
Region: North America
Accessibility: Difficult terrain.

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Restaurando “La Chanta”

On June 5, "World Environment Day" we will spend the day in the quarry of "La Chanta" in the municipality of Corpa, trying to advance its ecological restoration and helping to conserve all the biodiversity that it already houses this newly restored space. Among the activities that we will carry out, are the following: We will try to locate and clean up all the garbage that is still on the quarry. We will also locate the exotic plants that still exists and proceed to eliminate it. We will...

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Primary Activity: Other
Organizer: BRINZAL
City: Madrid
Country: Spain
Region: Europe
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

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Community Forest and Fruit trees planting exercise

This event is organized to bring climate awareness and bring responsibility to the communities through participations of indigenous people.

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 10:59 am
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Sankandi Youth Development Association
City: Sankandi
Country: Gambia
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Removing invase plant species in protected area

Volunteers will remove invasive species Watsonia spec. in the entrance area of a private protected area which is an very important oak forest in the Southwest of Portugal.

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Primary Activity: Invasive species treatment
Organizer: RWSW Rewilding Sudoeste
City: Aljezur
Country: Portugal
Region: Europe
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary – Tuesday Crew Invasive Plant Management

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is a 160+ acre Nature Sanctuary in Victoria, BC. The Nature Sanctuary is comprised of a low wetland area surrounding Swan Lake that is vital for the health of the local watershed, and a rocky, Garry oak meadow on top of Christmas Hill. Although exceptionally diverse (694 plant species alone!), the latter ecosystem represents some of the last remaining 5% of its kind in Canada. Join us as we trim out invasive species and restore the integrity of this...

Date & Time: June 8, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Primary Activity: Invasive species treatment
Organizer: Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary
City: Victoria
Country: Canada
Region: North America
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Green Week at Jehander HeidelbergCement – to increase awareness of biodiversity and sustainability in our quarries

There are plans (dependent on the covid-19 situation) that a local scout group will join Jehander's Green Week in Bro (a quarry in the Stockholm region) the 9th of June between 9am -3 pm. They will help us build bird boxes and insect houses. During 2020 Jehander, a aggregates producer in Sweden subsidiary to the global company HeidelbergCement, started a Green Week to highlight and increase awareness about biodiversity and sustainability in their daily operations in the quarries. Different...

Date & Time: June 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Primary Activity: Habitat structure construction
Organizer: Karin Nilsson - Jehander
City: Bro
Country: Sweden
Region: Europe
Accessibility: Easy walk

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#wijzijnderegeneratie Summit

With the #WIJZIJNDEREGENERATIE Summit, we empower young people to make a positive difference for our planet, marking the start of the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. Regenerating an ecosystem can be done on any scale (from a balcony to a desert), and in many different ways. During this three-day online and offline summit full of workshops, knowledge sessions, excursions, physical restoration activities and networking moments, young people are given inspiration and handles to contribute to the...

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Regeneratie Coöperatie
City: Amsterdam
Country: Netherlands
Region: Europe
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

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Scotch broom removal at East Sooke Regional Park

Come join us at beautiful East Sooke Regional Park, a premier hiking destination in the Capital Regional District (CRD), to help remove some invasive Scotch broom that is encroaching on the open field areas of the park. Later you can enjoy a hike along the scenic and rugged coast trail and experience some West Coast wilderness, or picnic at the pocket beach at Aylard Farm. One thing for certain, you won't be disappointed.

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 9:30 am
Primary Activity: Invasive species treatment
Organizer: Colleen Long, Coordinator of Volunteers - CRD Regional Parks
City: Victoria
Country: Canada
Region: North America
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Exploring native trees in your forest

The event will take place in Jerash forest at Sakib area on June 5th.2021 at 10am-5pm. A 2.5 km ( 5 km total for two ways) hiking trail in the forest to identify all the native tree plants. The event is open to public and the invitation will be posted on our Facebook page. , a group of youth from sakib local community will work alongside with WADIs' team to mange the event. Before conducting the event ,we will host a specialized botanical expert to train this group , to assure their ...

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am
Primary Activity: Citizen science
Organizer: Dr. Majd Abusalem/ WADI NGO
City: sakib
Country: Jordan
Region: Asia
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Materializando los enfoques de paisaje en el terreno

La comunidad nativa Junín Pablo está ubicada en el Área de Conservación Regional Imiría (Ucayali, Perú), siendo espacios ocupados por indígenas de la etnia Shipibo. En la comunidad ocurre intervenciones para la agrobiodiversidad y aprovechamiento forestal maderable y no maderable de subsistencia, así como otras actividades que implicaron la transformación del ecosistema original. En la estructura funcional general del paisaje se pueden encontrar tres elementos espaciales, en mayor...

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am
Primary Activity: Seed collection or processing
Organizer: Jorge Watanabe
City: Comunidad Nativa Junín Pablo
Country: Peru
Region: South America
Accessibility: Easy walk

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