SCA 2012 Allaire State Park & SCA 2013 Clearwater National Forest
Jordan’s volunteer group, dubbed “Trail Mix,” focuses on helping local parks maintain their trail systems. Jordan and his friends manage all aspects of the club, from working out logistics of events to recruiting new members. While Trail Mix is based at Horace Greeley High School in Westchester County, the group travels to participate in projects around the greater metro area. Since the club’s inception two years ago, the group has already organized 18 different trail projects and contributed over 200 hours of conservation service to the local community.
Whether working in the woods or on the urban waterfront, many of the club’s members hope to continue pursuing conservation service. As club leader, one of Jordan’s goals “is to have more of our members apply for positions with SCA.” Several Trail Mix members have applied for SCA crew positions this summer, and others will be participating in SCA’s monthly ConSERVE NYC events. As for Jordan, he went back to serve on a second crew at Clearwater National Forest last summer, and hopes to become an apprentice crew leader as soon as he turns 18. In the meantime, Jordan is off to Washington University in St. Louis this fall to study environmental science.
“I look forward to continuing to participate in volunteer trailwork in the St. Louis area, and connecting with other SCA alumni in St. Louis as well! SCA has really helped shape me into who I am today, and for that I am forever grateful.”