Why should I do this?
Participating in a Litter Project facilitated by the National Park Service is an opportunity to learn more about Grand Canyon National Park while taking concrete action to honor and protect it. In addition to informal discussion throughout the day, participants in facilitated Litter Projects will have the chance to learn through interpretive programs and tours (see ‘Project Schedule’) and get to know fellow volunteers and staff who care deeply about this work.
Can my whole family/group participate?
Absolutely. With the shared understanding that individuals participating in Litter Projects are responsible for their own safety and that of loved ones who benefit from safety-conscious support, we welcome environmental stewards of all ages and abilities! We will limit each Litter Project, however, to fifteen total participants.
Do I need to bring supplies?
The National Park Service will provide litter sticks, bags, and gloves. Individuals are asked to bring warm layers if relevant, plenty of water and snacks, sun protection, and a positive attitude.
Is this safe?
While the facilitated Litter Projects will not stray from designated visitor areas and trails, there is inherent risk in participating in outdoor service activities. We ask that folks practice self-awareness, especially at the Canyon’s rim.
Is paperwork involved?
Yes. When you e-mail us to sign up for a Litter Project, we will share Volunteer Service Agreement forms that we ask you bring with you on the day of the project.
Why do these Litter Projects exist?
Please see the ‘Microtrash and the Canyon’ section to learn more about what necessitates this program – and waste-reduction as a whole!
Where can I get more information about the tours of the Grand Canyon Civilian Conservation Corps or Kolb Studio?
As noted in ‘Project Schedule,’ guests will have the opportunity to attend a tour about the Grand Canyon CCC or dive deeper into Grand Canyon’s history at Kolb Studio following the pick-up portion of Litter Projects. When you sign up, we will be in touch to specify what tour will be available on the day of your Litter Project.
Grand Canyon CCC tours will occur from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, while Kolb Studio tours will be available from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm.
For more on the Grand Canyon Civilian Conservation Corps, visit: https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/historyculture/ccc.htm
For additional information on Kolb Studio, visit: https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/art-exhibits.htm
e-mail us and we will be happy to communicate with you.