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This morning representatives from the Walmart Foundation, and the Student Conservation Association (SCA), together with the Friends of the Forest Preserves celebrated the launch of SCA's Conservation Leadership Corps in Chicago. The CLC willl engage 60 local high school students in conservation service, environmental education, and green jobs training. The festive event took place at Dan Ryan Woods.
H.R. 1612: Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2009 Press Conference, 7/22/2009
WASHINGTON, DC – Two DC Conservation Crews joined SCA staff and an ensemble of nonprofit leaders and youth volunteers outside the Capitol on Wednesday, July 22 to lend support to the passage of the Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2009 (“PLSC”).
Representative Raul Grijalva of Arizona, who is sponsoring the bill, said that “this act is about making an investment in one of the precious resources of this nation, which is its young people.” The PLSC legislation would expand service-learning opportunities for high school, college, and graduate students to serve on the nation’s public lands. Read the full text of H.R. 1612 here (via GovTrack).
SCA's New Hampshire Conservation Corps, with some help from SCA staff, spent the day at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish New Hampshire, replacing sills supporting a 10-year old wooden bridge. NHCC has been at the Saint-Gaudens for several weeks, building bog bridges, shown here, and doing other important trail maintenance tasks at this extensive woodland site. The SCA crew is camping and will return to their residential site in Bear Brook New Hampshire next week.