Many of our 2020 camp experiences have been postponed due to the Covid-19 virus. We look forward to continue the gatherings when it is safe to do so. Please check our website or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates. We commend the efforts by so many of us to limit the spread of the virus and send deep thanks to the healthcare workers across the globe taking care of those most affected. We see our work of bringing balance back to ecosystems as more important than ever. Our team is busy building our organizational capacity during this time so that we can share the message of regenerative land management even further. We are grateful for your support and look forward to seeing you at camp in the future.
We restore ecosystems through camping experiences that teach people how to care for the land.
By becoming a member, you are helping to grow the Ecosystem Restoration Camps Movement, supporting existing projects and building new camps in the United States.
Ecosystem Restoration Camps USA (ERC USA) is a non-profit organization with 501c3 tax-exempt status in the United States,
Established in 2020, Ecosystem Restoration Camps USA (ERC USA) is a non-profit organization with 501c3 tax-exempt status in the United States whose purpose is to support the implementation of site-based restoration, through both theoretical and applied education on ecosystem restoration, design, and practices.
ERC USA operates in direct collaboration with Stichting Ecosystem Restoration Camps Foundation (ERF) in the Netherlands. We support restoration activities that are part of the global ecosystem restoration camps movement. This includes connecting volunteers with camps and providing technical, educational, and financial support to camps.
Our activities fully align with the mission of ERC:
1. To work together to restore ecological functionality (natural infiltration and retention of available rainfall and moisture, fertile organic soils, and returning complete vegetative cover of trees and grasses) to designated areas;
2. To create research, training, and innovation centers for ecological restoration to engage people in inquiry into ecological restoration;
3. To train people in existing techniques and in the innovation of new techniques for restoring degraded lands in perpetuity
ERC USA is governed by a Board of Directors who coordinate closely with the global ERC team to identify opportunities to support camps, expand ERC’s work in the United States, and grow the impact of restoration efforts globally. We maintain representation from the ERF Supervisory Board as part of the ERC USA Board of Directors to ensure continuous communication and transparency. Our bylaws are available to view here.
Board of Directors
Erin Beasley – United States
Rhamis Kent – United Kingdom
Marieke Karssen – Netherlands
Francois De Keuleneer – Belgium
Erin Beasley serves as the President of Ecosystem Restoration Camps USA where she oversees all operational and financial activities of the organization. Since 2017, Erin has supported the growth and strategy of Stichting Ecosystem Restoration Camps Foundation in the Netherlands as a member of the Supervisory Board. Erin brings 15 years of non-profit and sustainable development experience to her role with ERC USA including proposal development, grants management and reporting, project design, international policy advocacy, and participatory community development.
To learn more about the work of ERC USA, or to discuss partnership opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org