Photo of the Week: Volunteers Dig Deep at RCREC

Volunteers work hard to dig the foundation for a straw bale demonstration site at the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The demo home will serve as a training site for sustainable housing design and construction.

Interested in helping? There are many ways you can get involved with bringing sustainable housing to Lakota families:

  1. DONATE to the straw bale fundraiser on OR
  2. DONATE through our online donation portal (please write “straw bale home” in the comments section)
  3. Volunteer!! Click here to learn more about the FREE straw bale workshop at Pine Ridge.


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Trees, Water & People is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to developing sustainable community-based conservation solutions.

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