SCA Northeast

SCA Northeast

Connecticut | Maine | Massachusetts | New Hampshire | New York | Rhode Island | Vermont

This expansive region is home to more than a half-dozen community conservation programs that provide jobs and career training for urban teens, three large conservation corps that provide community outreach plus support for state parks in partnership with AmeriCorps, and the SCA National Conservation Center, our LEED-certified training and operations facility in Charlestown, NH.

Across the Northeast, you are just as likely to meet an SCA volunteer in a local classroom as on the Appalachian Trail; in a NY DEC research lab as on Cape Cod National Seashore.  As SCA addresses the area’s distinctive environmental needs, among the most urgent is the ecological devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy.  Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, in partnership with the City of New York, recently charged SCA to lead a youth-fueled, multi-year restoration effort in federal and city parklands affected by the storm.  After just a few months, National Park Service officials stated some parks were already in better shape than they were before Sandy.   That’s the sort of impact SCA members make here every day.

Youth served:

  • 766 (2013)

Key initiatives:

  • Hurricane Sandy recovery
  • Community Conservation programs
  • Career Discovery Intern Program

Primary partners:

  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • Adirondack Preserve
  • Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation
  • City of Boston
  • White Mountain National Forest

News, Stories & Projects

My name’s Tom, and as an SCA outreach assistant with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s communications office in the northeast, I’ll be sharing stories with you these next few months.

I’m a senior English major at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and besides working with the Service, I’m an editor at the student newspaper and perform with UMass’s premiere sketch comedy troupe. I’m looking forward to talking to you about conservation news and entertaining, educating nature stories.

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As the long-term effects of Sandy become more evident, those in need of assistance becomes greater. Check back for updates on ways SCA is getting involved. Follow #SandyVolunteers for up to the minute news on where and how you can help.

More than 1,000 NYC Service volunteers are involved in recovery efforts.

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NEW YORK, NY (March 18, 2013) – American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced that the National Parks of New York Harbor (NY and NJ) have won the “We Donate. You Decide.” contest.

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Contact Info

689 River Rd
Charlestown, NH 03603-4171

Available Internships

Cultural Landscape Maintenance and Education Intern

Starts November 30, 2015 • Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Charlestown, MA

Work with NPS staff to develop, coordinate and deliver training and education programs for youth and adults related cultural landscape preservation and management.

Conservation Steward

Starts January 11, 2016 • SCA NH Corps, Concord, NH

Join New Hampshire AmeriCorps! Live in a community setting at Bear Brook State Park for 10-months while expanding your skills and experience in environmental education and conservation stewardship, while serving the lands and people of New Hampshire!

Interpretive Ranger

Starts January 11, 2016 • SCA NH Corps, Concord, NH

Join New Hampshire AmeriCorps! Live in a community setting in New Hampshire for 10-months while expanding your skills and experience in education, leadership, interpretation, and naturalist skills while serving the lands and people of New Hampshire!

Centennial Volunteer Ambassador (Local Candidates Preferred)

Starts September 21, 2015 • National Parks of New York Harbor, New York, NY

Help National Parks for New York Harbor prepare for the NPS 100th Anniversary as a Centennial Volunteer Ambassador.

Preservation Skills Development Intern

Starts September 21, 2015 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookiline, MA

Historic Preservation Intern-this internship involves historic carpentry, painting and general buildings maintenance. The intern will work alongside experienced Park Service trades people for guidance on historic preservation.

Education and Trail Massachusetts Parks Team

Starts October 19, 2015 • Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Plainfield, MA

The SCA Massachusetts Corps is based in the beautiful Kenneth Dubuque State Forest in northwest MA. From October-August corps members serve in local schools teaching environmental education and as part of a crew on conservation lands across the state.

Deer and Plant Biology Intern

Starts January 18, 2016 • Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue, NY

You will assist NPS biologists with vegetation and deer population monitoring on Fire Island.