Leigh Whaley is in her second year as a program staff member with SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps and is responsible for coordinating the education placements and programs, overseeing education training, and supervising corps members in their education placements. Leigh studied Outdoor Education at Western Carolina University and has a Master’s in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Education from Antioch University of New England. Leigh was a member in the SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps program during the 2009-2010 season and has worked as an environmental educator, and...Read more
Chris Burley is in his second year as a program staff member with SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps, as the Kitchen coordinator. Chris handles all the food and kitchen duties from menu planning, food shopping to cooking. Chris comes to us most recently from Ohio where he worked at a natural foods grocer called Earth Fare as the Produce Inventory Specialist. He was an SCA Massachusetts member during the 2005 - 2006 season and since then has held a variety of positions in Ohio state and city parks as an environmental educator, volunteer coordinator and trail worker. ...Read more
Kids (with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins!) - join Whole Foods Market team members for a day of community service.
SCA’s 2013 Designing the Parks intern team, serving this summer in Boston with the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, worked with National Park Service professionals and others to develop a plan for Peddocks Island in Boston Harbor. The 4-member team included a high school student, a recent high school graduate, an undergrad, and a graduate student....Read more
The tag on my hammock reads “Step 1 Relax.” There are no other steps; it’s a succinct instruction.
And a decent one to keep in mind at work—not just trail work, all work. All not work, too, in fact.
On our hitch at Mt. Greylock, John takes deep breaths between sips of this morning’s coffee. He has an interview at 5 PM....Read more
The Connecticut River gluts ﬂatly into the horizon, viewed from the observation deck atop Mt. Sugarloaf in Deerﬁeld, Massachusetts. Church steeples from small towns freckle the foothills, the spaces between them carpeted under humid shags of exhaling trees....Read more
Corps member, Ryan Pennesi, has set up his wildlife camera around the Kenneth Dubuque State Forest to see what resides in our woods. At the far end of the pond, he baited the camera with a dead beaver. Take a look at the pictures he got. Can you identify the 2 different mustelids?The salamander pictures were from the migration this spring and were taken by hand....Read more