Student Conservation Association Works on Our County Parks

Pacifica Riptide
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Source: Pacifica Riptide

Teens in California are battling a staggering 36.5 percent unemployment rate. But one group of local young people has been given the opportunity to earn money and do good for the community and the environment by joining the Student Conservation Association’s student work crews

The nonprofit Student Conservation Association is a nationwide conservation workforce of college and high school volunteers who protect and restore parks, forests, refuges, seashores, and communities. The 50-year-old organization aims to continually develop the next generation of conservation leaders, inspire lifelong stewardship, and save the planet.

Partnering over the past four summers with San Mateo County Parks to serve San Pedro Valley Park in Linda Mar and Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, the Student Conservation Organization has provided needed jobs to low-income youth. This summer, 16 Peninsula youth, ages ranging from 16-19, have participated in the five-week summer program. Continue Reading.