Crew begins taking down Marcy Dam

Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - An iconic High Peaks vantage point is vanishing. A work crew began a five-year process this week to remove Marcy Dam, which was damaged during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, causing the pond above it to drain.

The dam across Marcy Brook is located along the Van...Read more

Lizzie Cato of Raleigh, North Carolina, checks the levelness of a log that will be the base for a walking bridge. Photo Credit: Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Cutting to the Corps

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

JAFFREY — A short walk from the entrance to Children’s Woods on Stratton Road, there are a group of people busily working among huge logs of hemlock. The logs have been felled and dragged to their current location to become the base of a walking bridge. Six volunteers are steadily stripping the...Read more

Dale Penny on President Obama's Public Lands Budget

The Student Conservation Association salutes President Obama for advancing a federal budget that responsibly provides for some of America’s most iconic and irreplaceable assets: our public lands.

The President’s spending proposal, which includes more than $50 million for youth...Read more

Dallas CLC Kicks Off

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Danbury teens help on Ives Trail

The News-Times

Source: The News-Times, by Eileen FitzGerald

DANBURY — Seventeen-year-old Ehi Osagie doesn’t pretend to be an outdoorsman, but he’s proud of his work...Read more

DEC announces program to protect backcountry hikers and campers

Backcountry recreationists and the state’s natural resources will both receive a higher level of protection thanks to the creation of the...Read more

Detroit Conservation Leadership Corps to Expand


(DETROIT, MI) February 8, 2013 —- Lessons in conservation, sustainability, and environmental justice will be passed on by Detroit youth to Detroit youth, thanks to a new partnership between The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Student Conservation...Read more

Detroit Trails: Eliza Howell Park Gets Makeover From Young Trail Blazers

Huffington Post

Source: By David Sands, Huffington Post Detroit

Although the re-emergence of Detroit’s wilderness has been the subject of a feature film, the story of its...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

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 opportunities...Read more


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