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Volunteers help restore long-closed Parvin trail

Courier Post

PITTSGROVE – About 5 feet of water flooded nearly a mile of the Long Trail in Parvin State Park during Hurricane Irene in 2011. Today, that stretch of the 2.7-mile-long trail still remains closed.

Long after the water receded, overgrown vegetation covers where the trail once...Read more

Jaime Berman Matyas Named President and CEO of the Student Conservation Association

(WASHINGTON D.C.)  July 29, 2014 – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced the appointment of Jaime Berman Matyas as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Matyas will succeed Dale Penny who is retiring after nearly two decades of dedicated service.

Matyas...Read more

Students Help Conserve State Parks

New Jersey Herald

For the past few weeks, 10 high school students from throughout the country have been enjoying the natural beauty of Sussex County — and the students, in turn, have reciprocated the hospitality by volunteering their time in a variety of efforts aimed at enhancing the enjoyment afforded to...Read more

Video: Teens to Work on Improving Mount Baldy Trail

KTUU/NBC

This summer 18 groups of teens, ages 15 through 19, are working through the Student...Read more

Vets go from firefights to fighting fires

Stars & Stripes

The men and women I’m training know we’re about to confront a merciless enemy. We are all military veterans, and in the field we have an objective, a plan, and the flexibility to change tactics midstream — just as in the armed forces.

In this case our adversary isn’t al-...Read more

Bugs, heat, hard work turn into eco-careers at SCA

Next Pittsburgh

Get a bunch of city kids out in the park to learn trail maintenance and it can get unpleasant rapidly—or it can be downright inspiring.

“It’s hard work, it’s hot and it’s buggy,” says Jennifer Meccariello Layman, who directs the Pittsburgh chapter of the national...Read more

JCI and SCA join forces for Milwaukee parks

Milwaukee Business Journal

Offering students conservation experience,...Read more

Howling for Wolves and Voting Rights in Michigan

Huffington Post

Almost three decades ago, I spent a summer as a Student Conservation Association ranger at Isle Royale National Park, in the farthest reaches of northern Michigan. I hiked through the beautiful boreal forests of this World Heritage site, drawn there because of the stories I’d read as a...Read more

Diversity in the National Park System

Talent Management

The sad truth regarding American National Parks is that relatively few minorities visit them or work there. Inclusivity is a problem, and the Student Conservation Association is a working towards remedying it. As a national non-profit organization, they provide young students with...Read more

Distant woods focus one young man on helping Homewood

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

I’ve lived in Homewood for all of my 21 years. It’s one of Pittsburgh’s poorest, most crime-infested neighborhoods. Opportunities for young people are few, and role models are even fewer. That’s exactly why I plan to stay here.

I want to be a beacon for the young people who live in...Read more

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