3 Ways to Do Good (and Feel Good) on Your Next Vacation
Time Commitment: six days or less
Cost: free, including meals
Quick Trip: The National Audubon Society cohosts daylong projects—working in a nature sanctuary in Oregon or restoring bird habitats in Texas.
Time Commitment: typically one week
Cost: $315 to $1,975, including meals and lodging
Quick Trip: The Appalachian Mountain Club and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association offer weekend trail repair projects.
Time Commitment: typically 6 to 16 days
Cost: $995 to $5,595, including meals and lodging
Quick Trip: Fish hatcheries and marine wildlife refuges across the country are underfunded and open to volunteers. To choose a location, consult Ecotourists Save the World, coauthored by the National Wildlife Federation.
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