We need you to take action!
On April 16, 2010, President Obama launched the America’s Great Outdoors initiative to develop a 21st century conservation agenda to connect more people to outdoor spaces, including our parks, forests, and oceans. As part of the initiative, senior managers in the Administration have been holding regional listening sessions across the country. While SCA has had the largest youth participation in the listening sessions nationwide, we want to make sure that the voice of all of SCA’s members, alumni, and supporters are heard to help the President shape the next conservation agenda for America.
As you know, young people are eager to make a difference through service to protect and restore our public lands. Youth service not only helps create an ethic of environmental stewardship that provides a lifelong connection to our public lands, it also puts young people to work meeting the challenges faced by public land managers in getting critical work done. Now more than ever, we need youth service, along with the commitment to fund it, to be part of the President’s 21st century conservation agenda.
To make sure your voice is heard as part of the SCA community, please log on to the Department of Interior’s IdeaJam website, register, share ideas, and vote to promote youth service as part of the 21st century conservation agenda. Let President Obama hear about the outdoor places you love, your community’s efforts to protect them, and how the federal government can do a better job of supporting modern-day land conservation efforts to engage youth in programs like SCA’s in communities across the country.
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