A Brief History of Wild Keepers

Posted by CAMERON JARMAN

A Brief History of Wild Keepers

Way back before Keep Nature Wild was even a twinkle in the eyes of founders Cameron and Sean, they were organizing group hikes as Arizona Hikers Guide. The hikes were the perfect opportunity to connect with people, encourage leave no trace principles, and pick up trash. The more hikes they lead, the more people showed up and the more trash they picked up. Cameron and Sean realized pretty quickly that these get-togethers were answering a need for community.  Keep Nature Wild was founded on picking up trash and creating community. Shirts were sold to help fund cleanup efforts. It turned...

Weekly Wild Keeper: Ashley Cummins

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Weekly Wild Keeper: Ashley Cummins

Name: Ashley Cummins  Location: Reno, NV  Term: Fall '18 Favorite Wild Place: San Juan Islands Ashley Cummins is in her second term as a Wild Keeper. She first heard about Keep Nature Wild on Instagram and fell in love with the mission. She had never applied to be an ambassador before this, but felt like this what the type of ambassador program she could get behind.    As a recent transplant to Reno, NV, Ashley has been enjoying the many trails around Tahoe and the surrounding area. When asked what her favorite trail in the area was, she had a hard...

Weekly Wild Keeper: Lauren Becks

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Weekly Wild Keeper: Lauren Becks

Name: Lauren Becks Location: Medina, Ohio Term: Fall '18 Favorite Wild Place: The Smoky Mountains Lauren Becks lives in farm country, just outside of Medina, Ohio. It’s her first term as a Wild Keeper and she couldn’t be more excited about the community she joined. “It was so cool when I joined! I lost my mind when I got into the group chat and saw all these amazing people,” she says of joining the group chat for all the Wild Keepers.    She first learned about the Wild Keeper program from a close friend. Lauren noticed that her friend was...

Weekly Wild Keeper: Jake Perry

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Weekly Wild Keeper: Jake Perry

Name: Jake PerryLocation: Pyeongtaek, South KoreaTerm: Fall '18Favorite Wild Place: Great Sand Dunes National Park Jake's experience as a Wild Keeper has positively impacted his life in more ways than one. Originally from Lake Erie, OH, he discovered a passion for the outdoors about 3.5 years ago while living in Nebraska.  Currently, Jake is living in South Korea, with his wife Sara, who is stationed in Pyeongtaek with the Air Force. As a reservist for the military, it was necessary for Jake to defer a year of service to join her, but the experience has been worth it. Though it...

Weekly Wild Keeper: Halle Homel

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Weekly Wild Keeper: Halle Homel

Name: Halle HomelLocation: Riverside, CATerm: Fall '18Favorite Wild Place: Sequoia National Park This is Halle’s first term as a Wild Keeper. She’d been following us for a while, and she loved seeing all of the work we were actually doing, so she decided to apply. Growing up, Halle’s parents would take her hiking, but she didn’t always love it. However, she does think that’s where her appreciation for the outdoors started. Now, she loves hiking, connecting with other women from her group, and exploring new trails. Since, being a Wild Keeper, she has felt so inspired. Halle has loved connecting...

Weekly Wild Keeper: Alex Nachman

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Weekly Wild Keeper: Alex Nachman

Name: Alex NachmanLocation: Chandler, AZTerm: Fall '18Favorite Wild Place: Lee's Ferry (Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona) This is Alex's first term as a Wild Keeper, and she says that her experience thus far has been pretty amazing. She has gotten to do a lot of cleanups at the Beardsley Boulder Pile. Becoming a Wild Keeper has changed how she thinks about hiking and being outdoors. She was blind to the trash that she was passing on a daily basis, but now she sees just how much there really is. Alex has lived in Arizona for nearly her whole life, and...

Weekly Wild Keeper: Josh Noble

Posted by RYLEE STOULIL

Weekly Wild Keeper: Josh Noble

Name: Josh NobleLocation: Seattle, WATerm: Fall '18Favorite Wild Place: Emerald Lake (Yoho National Park, British Columbia) Josh is a first-time Wild Keeper this fall term. He knew he had to apply after his friend in Missouri was Wild Keeper over the summer. He also comes from a family of volunteers, and he was taught from a young age to give back. When he found out about the Wild Keeper Program he was excited to join a community of like-minded people. Once the term started, he was surprised and so excited to see the large impact all the Wild Keepers could...

All About Impact Day

Posted by RYLEE STOULIL

All About Impact Day

Impact Day: a day once a month when Wild Keepers all over the globe post about the impact they've made in their community. For one day, our Instagram is flooded with photos and stories about the trash that people are picking up in their areas. So, yeah, it's our favorite day of the month! Yesterday was the first Impact Day of the Fall Wild Keeper Term, and we were blown away! We have over 1,000 Wild Keepers, with at least one in every single state and 10 other countries. They cleaned up their neighborhoods, favorite trails, the beach, and college...

What It Takes to Be a Wild Keeper

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What It Takes to Be a Wild Keeper

Wild Keepers from all over have been coming together to help save the planet and each new term the Wild Keeper community continues to grow.  So what does it take to become a Wild Keeper? Wild Keeper Requirements There are only a few required things to become a Wild Keeper that Keep It Wild looks for. All are super easy, but the last one is most important! Every Wild Keeper must be 18 years of age or older and have a public Instagram. They also must be willing to post on specific dates for Impact Days, three to four posts...

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