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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Country
Region
Primary Activity
Accessibility
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Trees for the cities

Our event is titled ‘TREES FOR THE CITIES’, scheduled to hold in the city of Makurdi, Benue state, North-central Nigeria. Makurdi is a sub-urban city with issues of unsustainable environmental management plans which cannot effectively tackle problems of emission due to heavy usage of gasoline power generating sets and automobiles as well as indiscriminate falling of trees and bush burning that has led to heat bouts and undoubtedly, increased and accumulated noble gases in the atmosphere. As...

Date & Time: June 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Good Health Living Environmental Foundation
City: Makurdi
Country: Nigeria
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Pulling Together Volunteers in Saanich Parks

Saanich Parks will highlight some of the work that our staff and volunteers are doing to improve biodiversity on southern Vancouver Island, BC. Our Pulling Together volunteers, staff and youth from local schools will engage in community stewardship by removing invasive plants to help restore the integrity of natural ecosystems. Saanich is home to diverse natural areas, with one of the most endangered ecosystems in all of Canada. We manage our Natural Areas parks to protect and enhance...

Date & Time: June 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Primary Activity: Invasive species treatment
Organizer: Saanich Parks Volunteer Program
City: Saanich
Country: Canada
Region: North America
Accessibility: Easy walk

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V-TEC (Vitendo4africa Teen Ecology Club) prairie plug planting

installing 700 plugs from 12 species of native prairie plugs in a 600 sq foot herbicide-treated section of turf hillside and overseeding with several species of left over stratified seed.

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Gary T. Schimmelpfenig
City: Florissant
Country: United States of America
Region: North America
Accessibility: Easy walk

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FundaFynbos – Let’s create a Veld Circle in Papenboom Meadow!

Are you ready Cape Town? FundaFynbos is bringing a third Veld Circle to a park near you! Veld Circles are veld (vegetation) type demonstration gardens, playgrounds and outdoor classrooms rolled into one. Here visitors learn about growing locally indigenous plants and supporting wildlife in suburban parks and gardens. This year, to mark the start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, come and 'break ground' on the Papenboom Forest Circle! Located in the Papenboom Meadow at the foot of...

Date & Time: June 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Primary Activity: Invasive species treatment
Organizer: FynbosLIFE
City: Cape Town
Country: South Africa
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Guided Walks

The event will take place every day from 05 to 13 June 2021, where one of the Penguin rangers will take groups on a short tour of the sensitive breeding area to showcase the African Penguins. Any and all penguin related questions can be asked and the rangers will help answer as many as they are able. The walk will start at the meeting point at \the Burghers walk Project entrance gate at the Bottom of Bellevue road in Simons Town, parking is available in the area. The walk will go all the...

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am
Primary Activity: Other
Organizer: Simon's Town Penguin Rangers
City: Simon's Town
Country: South Africa
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Seaforth Beach Clean-up

The event will take place on 09 June 2021, where the Penguin Rangers and partners will clean the beaches from Seaforth Beach to Water's Edge beach in Simon's Town onshore, snorkelling and on a kayak. Snorkelling limited to 8 people and Kayaking limited to 15 people so please book your spots with the rangers. While cleaning the African Penguins will be on showcase so come with any questions regarding g these quirky characters. Prizes will be on offer from Shark Warrior for the most...

Date & Time: June 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am
Primary Activity: Garbage clean up
Organizer: Simon's Town Penguin Rangers
City: Simon's Yown
Country: South Africa
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Burghers Walk Night Survey

The event will take place on 10 June 2021, where one of the Penguin Rangers will take groups on a short tour of the sensitive breeding area to showcase the African Penguins and other critters wandering around in the dark.. Any questions can be asked and the rangers will help answer as many as they are able. Please bring with warm clothes (weather dependant) and closed walking shoes as well as a flashlight/headlamp. The walk will start at the meeting point at \the Burghers walk Project...

Date & Time: June 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Primary Activity: Other
Organizer: Simon's Town Penguin Rangers
City: SImon's Town
Country: South Africa
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Food Forest & Nursery Volunteer Permaculture Day

Food Forest and Nursery Day – Thursday, June 10th, 10am – 2pm A Food Forest is a multi-layered diverse garden in which every plant serves several interconnected purposes. The plants are chosen for several reasons – some of which include food production, nitrogen fixing, creating mulch for soil building, and feeding pollinators. In an effort to mimic a natural forest, the plants are grown in various layers: Canopy, shrub, herbaceous layer, vining layer, rhizome layer and ground cover....

Date & Time: June 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Galiano Conservancy Association
City: Galiano Island
Country: Canada
Region: North America
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

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Biodiversity Galiano & Galiano Conservancy: Galiano Island Park and Recreation

Zuker Shore Access Restoration Day – Sunday, June 13th, 10am – 2pm Help Make a Difference in this Bramble Blitz! We are restoring native pollinator habitat by removing a swathe of invasive Himalayan blackberry, which will open up space for the restoration of a native riparian plant community. To register, please contact: Charlene Dishaw at: charlene.dishaw@shaw.ca Details: Who: The Galiano Island Parks and Recreation Commission, in partnership with the Galiano...

Date & Time: June 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Primary Activity: Invasive species treatment
Organizer: Biodiversity Galiano
City: Galiano Island
Country: Canada
Region: North America
Accessibility: Difficult terrain.

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Galiano Conservancy – Nuts’a’maat Forage Forest Volunteer Restoration Day

Food Forest and Nursery Day – Thursday, June 10th, 10am – 2pm A Food Forest is a multi-layered diverse garden in which every plant serves several interconnected purposes. The plants are chosen for several reasons – some of which include food production, nitrogen fixing, creating mulch for soil building, and feeding pollinators. In an effort to mimic a natural forest, the plants are grown in various layers: Canopy, shrub, herbaceous layer, vining layer, rhizome layer and ground cover....

Date & Time: June 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Galiano Conservancy Association
City: Galiano Island
Country: Canada
Region: North America
Accessibility: Difficult terrain.

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Community Planting at Leighton Beach

Join the Leighton Beach Community Planting Day and help us restore the coastal dunes with a variety of native species. Starting from the grassy area across from The Orange Box Café, the morning will include planting within the dunes from the north of the Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. To bring: Enclosed shoes, long pants, hat, water bottle, gloves (we will have spares as a back-up) and sun protection. Wet weather gear advised if rain is...

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Perth NRM
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Region: Pacific/Australasia
Accessibility: Difficult terrain.

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A little help to restore Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico City

We will be pulling out seedlings of an invasive shrub (Malacomeles denticulata) and we also will be seeding seeds of various native herbs and shurbs. Garbage will be taken out.

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Primary Activity: Invasive species treatment
Organizer: Consuelo Bonfil
City: Mexico City
Country: Mexico
Region: North America
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Volunteer Restoration Day – Chrystal Creek Watershed

The Chrystal Creek at the Galiano Conservancy's Millard Learning Centre once supported majestic, old-growth western redcedar forests and swamps, but over a century of forestry and agriculture use has left it in a degraded and diminished state. Over the next 5 years, the GCA will be restoring wetlands and native forests throughout the watershed, and we need your help! Join us in removing debris from over a century of human occupation from the site in anticipation of a full site...

Date & Time: June 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Primary Activity: Garbage clean up
Organizer: Galiano Conservancy Association
City: Galiano Island
Country: Canada
Region: North America
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Camosun Bog Restoration Event

The Camosun Bog Restoration Group Restoration Work Party Event will be taking place on Saturday, June 12th 2021 from 9:30-11:30 am PDT at the beautiful Camosun Bog in Vancouver, BC Canada. We will be removing non-bog and invasive bog plants, planting bog species, trimming overgrown Labrador Tea and spreading awareness of the restoration group to bog visitors. Unfortunately we are currently not taking any new volunteers for this upcoming event but encourage you to visit our website at...

Date & Time: June 12, 2021 @ 9:30 am
Primary Activity: Other
Organizer: Camosun Bog Restoration Group
City: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Region: North America
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Trash-Off Demonstration and Awareness in Arab Junction, Kubwa in Abuja

Three activities will be conducted: 1) Plastic waste and garbage collection 2) Raising awareness on Ecosystem Restoration 3) Sensitization and awareness of Ecosystem Restoration to people and volunteers

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Primary Activity: Garbage clean up
Organizer: Alliance for Sustainable Environment
City: Abuja
Country: Nigeria
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

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Tree Planting in Kisumu County

15 volunteers and community members will conduct a tree planting event in Kisumu County, Kenya

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Alliance for Sustainable Environment
City: Kisumu
Country: Kenya
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

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UVic Ecological Restoration Club Campus Garry Oak Meadow restoration

The UVic Ecological Restoration Club will be hosting a restoration work party in the campus Garry oak ecosystem on Saturday, June 5 from 10am to 12:30pm. This event coincides with the local launch of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration alongside the UVic Make a Difference Week. We will be splitting into groups and practising pollinator monitoring, invasive species removal, and seed collecting. All of these activities will support the ongoing student-led restoration initiative at...

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Primary Activity: Invasive species treatment
Organizer: UVic Ecological Restoration Club
City: Victoria
Country: Canada
Region: North America
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Save the bee population as an important element of biodiversity

Every year from many countries of the world there are reports of mass death of bees. If the trend continues, then in a hundred years they may disappear altogether. In its daily work Gurovo-Beton as part of the global company HeidelbergCement focuses on promotion and protection biodiversity at its quarry site. The aim of our initiative is to pay attention to the significance of bees and other pollinators for our survival and to encourage actions that create more bee friendly landscapes. Bees...

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am
Primary Activity: Habitat structure construction
Organizer: HeidelbergCement Russia (Gurovo-Beton)
City: Tulskaya oblast'
Country: Russia
Region: Europe
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Planting in Floreat coastal dunes

We've been preparing the area over the last month with hessian matting and windbreak fencing. Now after the 1st winter rains it is time to plant with our local native species that will help keep the coastal dunes strong against the winter storms. We love our volunteers - both old and new, young and old to join us. And we "shout" coffee to follow at The Kiosk .

Date & Time: June 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Cambridge Coastcare
City: Perth
Country: Australia
Region: Pacific/Australasia
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Tree planting at BICFOR

Degraded land restoration is a key activity of SUHUCAM. On May 5, 2021, we will organize a special tree planting at the Bamunkumbit Integrated Community Forest (BICFOR) site, a 50hectare degraded land we are restoring for the local and marginalized population of the Mbororos of Bamunkumbit. We will be planting Wenge trees (a threatened specie as listed by IUCN). 7000+ trees have already been planted on this site since 2019 and have seen the participation of 250+ community volunteers. Due to...

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Support Humanity Cameroon (SUHUCAM)
City: Bamenda
Country: Cameroon
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

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Tree Planting Project

Laura Green Foundation tree planting project will hold on 11th June, 2021 in Primary and Secondary in Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria. We targeted primary and secondary Schools because we want to instill a sense of responsibility and personal commitment in the school children so they will have a mindset shift when it comes to the environment and it's protection. Economic trees like Irvingia gabonensis (bush mango), Garcinia cola (bitter cola), Persea Americana (avacado) and Anona muricata...

Date & Time: June 11, 2021 @ 8:00 am
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Laura Green Foundation
City: Nnewi
Country: Nigeria
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Jitokeze tupande miti

We have volunteered to plant trees and clean the Town as a way of showing pupils the importance of environment restoration so as to nurture them about the task ahead in future. We look forward to reaching a greater impact in environment

Date & Time: June 4, 2021 @ 8:00 am
Primary Activity: Garbage clean up
Organizer: Green wings Kenya
City: Kisumu
Country: Kenya
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Run & Bosque Restoration: Rio Grande, New Mexico

Schedule of events: • 8am - Join us for a run/walk along the Bosque at the above location. All speeds, ages and ability levels are welcome!!! • 9 - 11am – Join Partners for Fish and Wildlife, the Running Medicine family, and other community partners, to continue a Bosque restoration initiative along the Rio Grande, started years ago.

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am
Primary Activity: Habitat structure construction
Organizer: Partners for Fish and Wildlife
City: Albuquerque
Country: United States of America
Region: North America
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Plantación de Quercus insignis: una especie en peligro de extinción del bosque de niebla

Se trata de una plantación de Quercus insignis, una especie de árbol amenazada del bosque de niebla en México. Se tiene un diseño de siembra, así que se introducirán 200 individuos en un predio, las labores pueden incluir cargar plantas del auto al sitio, ayudar en la apertura de los hoyos y limpieza de la vegetación que rodea el sitio de siembra. La siembra será los días 7, 8 y 9 de Junio, 2021.

Date & Time: June 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: INECOL
City: XIco-Coatepec
Country: Mexico
Region: North America
Accessibility: Difficult terrain.

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Community Based Climate Actions(CBCA)

1. We will have some sensitization activities, formation of community climate actors and re-vegetation (replanting) in the seven (7) communities and schools in each community 2. Picking of plastic and leather on farmlands in the seven (7) communities. 3. Distribute IEC materials on climate change A transportation vehicle will be provided to the volunteers in the communities to get to the location of the event. Time, venue and other support will be provided to the volunteers. The event at...

Date & Time: June 5, 2021 @ 8:30 am
Primary Activity: Revegetation/Seeding
Organizer: Environmental Care Foundation
City: Kwarhi
Country: Nigeria
Region: Africa
Accessibility: Easy walk

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Charlie Lake Annual Cleanup (6 June)

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 6, 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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Charlie Lake Annual Cleanup (7 June)

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 7, 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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Charlie Lake Annual Cleanup (8 June)

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 8, 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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Charlie Lake Annual Cleanup (9 June)

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 9, 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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Charlie Lake Annual Cleanup (10 June)

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 10, 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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