Here are some early photos from this afternoon's tree planting event with Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and Bill Clinton at Kenilworth Park in Washington, DC. Check out those awesome SCA members working hard along side the President!
"Somebody forgot my boots!"
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Saturday, April 18, found many SCA staffers at work even earlier than usual! In honor of Earth Day, we hosted an event for the local community here in Charlestown, New Hampshire. The event included cell phone recycling, #5 plastic recycling, tours of SCA's new LEED-certified building, recycled craft projects, and an environmental trivia game. Students from Fall Mountain Regional High School demonstrated their worm composting project, offered up free worms for use in the garden, and showed off their own recycled craft projects. Check out the pictures from the event!
SCA alumna Valerie Lysenko sent me this story about an Earth Day event she hosted this weekend.
Hello Fellow SCA’ers!
This is Valerie from Middlesex County in NJ reporting on an Earth Day Tree Planting event our Conservation Corps just had.
As the head planner and organizer, I spent many weeks scouting the planting site, getting all the materials together, and recruiting and mobilizing volunteers. I decided to pick an old abandoned field off a hidden road where I believe once stood an abandoned house. Since the site is part of a huge preserve, it is often disregarded as nothing more than a dumping ground. In fact, this small parcel of land hosts a very unique ecosystem – the Pine Barrens. Characterized by pines, oaks, and dry/sandy soil, the Pine Barrens make New Jersey one of the only states in the US with this type of habitat. Needless to say, its protection is crucial.
SCA, in partnership with the city of Manchester, hosted an adopt-a-block cleanup and a celebration in Veteran's Park.