As you likely know, Hurricane Sandy - a large and potentially destructive storm - is impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast part of the eastern seaboard. Widespread rain, flooding, and power outages are anticipated. Thousands of flights are cancelled and many offices (including DC government offices) are closed.
Please monitor this situation over the next several days and follow your site's and/or agency partner's safety directions including possible relocation or evacuation orders. We advise you to contact your family and gather provisions in advance of the hurricane as you may be isolated without resources (i.e.: food, water, electricity, etc.) or communications (telephones, cell service, internet) for a period of time. Click on this link for more tips for preparing for a hurricane.
As always, the SCA Incident Response Line is available to you 24/7 in the case of an emergency. Call 1.800.YO.SOGGY (1.800.967.6449) to speak with an SCA Duty Officer.
Special thanks to SCA’s Philadelphia Crew supporters: National Park Service, Exelon Corporation (PECO), The Boeing Company, William Penn Foundation, PNC, Wheelabrator Falls Inc, Philadelphia Youth Network, George and Miriam Martin Foundation, and others in the Philadelphia area.
The SCA Greater Philadelphia Summer Program successfully completed its fourth year, with area youth completing meaningful summer service projects while gaining leadership and Job Readiness skills. These local high school students committed themselves to working on conservation service projects in Philadelphia’s parks and natural areas, becoming an integral part of SCA’s mission of building the next generation of conservation leaders by engaging in hands-on service to the land.
An SCA partner since the Philadelphia program launched in 2009, Valley Forge has continuously provided great projects and offered many opportunities for SCA program youth. Valley Forge Crew Accomplishments:
Source: National Forest Foundation
Spring of 2012, the NFF supported fish monitoring efforts on the Twelvemile Creek Watershed on the Tongass National Forest. Two SCA interns worked with Forest Service professionals to gather data to better understand restoration efforts at this Treasured Landscape. Learn more
Written by Jeff Chen, SCA '06 and Alumni Council member.
For the last three years of my life, I've walked and picked up roadside litter with my crew of trash gypsies. We founded a project called Pick Up America – dubbed "the nation's first coast-to-coast litter pick-up." And with our own two hands, we've collected over 190,000 pounds of litter across a 3,550-mile route.
On November 11, 2012, our team will complete this journey in San Francisco. I invite you to join us – not only for our November 11th last mile of celebration – but also for our final 100 miles of litter pick-up from Stockton to Ocean Beach, San Francisco. The last hundred miles is happening now, and our team needs help, 'cause California is really dirty! If you're interested in helping out, just call me at: 301-523-1257.
As an SCA alum, I know that many of you had a life-changing experience during your summer of service. I, too, was transformed by my SCA experience. So, join me and my crew for the next three weeks to celebrate yet another transformation – one where we join hands to restore our communities and make a statement about all the unnecessary waste we've created. See you in the streets! Visit our event on Facebook to RSVP.