One of my favorite causes is the Stream Team program run by WildEarth Guardians. Each year this group organizes volunteers to help plant trees to restore vital riverside habitat in the Southwestern US. I have been an active supporter of this program for seven years now. While I have not been able to participate on the ground planting trees, I have supported the program by being a "matching donor" during their fund raising campaigns. Here is a link to the Stream Team home page:
and a link to the 2011 projects they are working on:
Here is a video showing off their work - awesome!!!!
I especially like this program since it is run aby a smaller group - so every dollar means a lot!
Over the years, I have developed a personal relationship with the program developers - so I can feel completely secure that my donations have been put to work - and are acheiving results on the ground. Just look at what they have done: