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

These students don’t need video games; this summer, they’re getting a firsthand look at the real-life ravages of a superstorm.

Dozens of high school students have spent their summer earning minimum wage to clear debris, paint and perform other chores along Jamaica Bay as part of the Sandy Recovery program led by the Student Conservation Association.

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The Student Conservation Association is mounting a largescale, collaborative, youth-fueled recovery program to repair storm-damaged public lands throughout the New York-New Jersey area. SCA restoration teams will address urgent ecological needs at a range of sites, from national parks to local waterfronts, employing the organization’s considerable institutional experience and expertise.

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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. For the first time in their six-year partnership, AEO and SCA created a special team of volunteers and let online voters determine where the crew will conduct a week-long summer service project.

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Contact Info

689 River Rd
Charlestown, NH 03603-4171


Manchester CLC Leader

Starts January 5, 2015 • SCA NH Corps, Concord, NH

Join the New Hampshire Corps! Live in a community setting with fellow corps members in Bear Brook State Park for 10 months while leading high school students from diverse communities in educational and conservation projects throughout New Hampshire.

Environmental Educator

Starts September 8, 2014 • Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville, NJ

Environmental Educator at Edwin B. Forsythe NWR

Environmental Educator/Conservation Field Crew

Starts January 4, 2015 • SCA NH Corps, Allenstown, NH

Join the New Hampshire Corps! Live in a community setting with fellow corps members in Bear Brook State Park for 10-months while providing environmental education in diverse communities and conserving natural resources throughout New Hampshire.

Environmental Educator/Interpretive Ranger

Starts January 4, 2015 • SCA NH Corps, Allenstown, NH

Join the New Hampshire Corps! Live in a community setting with fellow corps members in Bear Brook State Park while providing environmental education in diverse communities and implement interpretive programs in state parks throughout New Hampshire.

Preservation Skills Development Intern

Starts August 12, 2014 • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brighton, MA

This internship provides a combination of experience in both cultural landscape and historic structure preservation. You will receive technical training by hands on use of modern equipment used to duplicate historic buildings features.

Interpretive Tour Guide Volunteer

Starts August 11, 2014 • Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, NJ

Interpretive Tour Guide Volunteer

Interpretation and Visitor Services (local)

Starts September 1, 2014 • Governors Island National Monument, New York, NY

Spend a season on a dynamic island in the middle of New York Harbor at Governors Island National Monument, located in New York, New York.

Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Interns - Local Candidates Only

Starts June 1, 2014 • NFWF (National Fish and Wildlife Foundation), New York, NY

Be a part of the Hurricane Sandy recovery and conservation efforts in NYC!

Cultural Landscape Media Internship

Starts September 1, 2014 • Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, Charlestown, MA

Collaborate with NPS staff to develop engaging and interactive media that supports landscape preservation maintenance and education training initiatives for youth and adults.

Trail Maintenance Adirondacks Team

Starts May 25, 2014 • SCA New York Corps, Long Lake, NY

Deliver Critical Conservation Service to the land at Adirondack Park.