MEVO (Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization)

About MEVO (Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization)

MEVO is an environmental not-for-profit organization based in Northern New Jersey. We are
led entirely by young people: college and graduate students as well as young spirited adults.
MEVO works throughout the region on a variety of volunteer environmental projects ranging
from trash clean-ups to organic farming, building low-impact hiking trails, and teaching people
about local beekeeping. Since MEVO was founded in June 2008, the organization has mobilized
and engaged over 8,000 volunteers contributing over 70,000 hours of volunteer work to
Northern New Jersey and lower New York state communities. MEVO is well known for its work
in partnership with the Ramapough Lenape Nation with whom they have collectively led a
clean-up effort for the removal of over 570,000 lbs of pollution and trash. This trash has been
and continues to be illegally dumped in the forests surrounding the homes of the residents
living in the Stag Hill community in Mahwah, New Jersey. In addition, MEVO builds and
manages sustainable farms and gardens which provide educational programs about the
importance of whole, sustainably grown foods and ways to address our environmental impact.


Farm Crew Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 Mahwah, NJ
“I liked that it was not as formal. The learning environment was laid-back and very hands-on. Everyday was spent outside on the farm and we went to visit farms in Maine and Vermont. ”

Trail Crew Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Mahwah, NJ
“I loved the work atmosphere and the other interns. I also thoroughly enjoyed the trail and farm work. ”
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