Eco-Tourism Volunteering - Eco Vacations
Your feeling-good-while-doing-good getaway guide.
By Margaret Rhodes
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the August 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Pack Your Bag: There's more to the Grand Canyon than breathtaking rock formations. Volunteers with the Grand Canyon Trust spend their days on the Colorado Plateau, documenting beaver activity or reseeding native grasses and shrubs to restore deer habitat that's been overtaken by weeds.
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.