4-H Club: Activities, Pledges and Creeklife

The 4-H Pledge   I pledge my head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty, My hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world That is a pretty impressive pledge. The 4-H Club is all about preparing youth to make a positive […]

How to Make Extra Money For Yourself Using Creeklife

People and organizations have been using crowdfunding to finance everything from independent movies, board games to starting a new business. Creeklife is a unique specialized site that allows you to raise money for outdoor projects. The way Creeklife works is that it displays a map of all the watersheds and watershed districts in the United […]

Helping the Environment by Thinking Ahead

If you’ve ever been on a creek cleanup crew, you’ve probably had reason to ask yourself, “For goodness’ sake, why did someone put this here?” After all, the idea that old mattresses don’t belong in local waterways seems like the kind of thing you might learn in a Dr. Seuss book. Photo by Seraph6283 (deviantART). […]

Strengthening Boy Scouts’ Youth Citizenship Through Creeklife

As young adventurers, the Boy Scouts of America develop their characters within nature, while simultaneously improving physical fitness through outdoor activities. More importantly, boy scouts learn about land and wildlife conservation and share their skills, research, and information with their communities. Stressing citizenship alongside character, the boy scouts can learn a lot from environmental action. […]

How to Use Trusts to Protect the Environment

The American legal system is rooted in English law, which is in turn rooted in the ancient and complex feudal system. We might think our modern ways of organizing citizenship and government have little in common with the old system of lords, vassals, and serfs, but in fact we share a common thread. Both systems […]

Studio Spectre x Creeklife

Artist Stephen R. Moore of Studio Spectre was kind enough to send Creeklife some examples of his beautiful artwork: “I recently saw your website Creeklife and thought that the mission was very interesting. I wanted to contact you and show you some of my nature artwork that was done for a project in 2012 called […]

Make Your New Year’s Resolution Count: Protecting the Environment in 2014

Keeping a New Year’s resolution is hard–that’s common knowledge. We all know the feeling of disappointment and shame that comes with giving up a goal in February or March. For one thing, don’t be so hard on yourself: “failure” is a natural part of life, and you can always try again. In fact, research shows […]

Let’s Go On A Hike

If you’re anything like me, it can be awfully hard to motivate yourself to go exploring when it’s frigid outside. Even though you know you’ll enjoy it! WebMD’s Facebook post was a good reminder that I should be running around in the fresh air. So naturally, instead of actually taking off on a hike, I […]

How Are You Helping the Earth?

When was the last time you made a conscious effort to help the environment? Can you name more than three ways that you are benefiting Earth today? This world is unfathomably large. And yet, with a small amount of energy, motivation, and commitment, you can make a gigantic difference in the future. Children are being […]