SCA Founder Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam Receives 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal -- First Conservationist Ever to Earn Honor


President Obama awards Citizens Medal to SCA Founder(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—-Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam, who launched the American conservation service movement more than 50 years ago...Read more

SCA Founder Honored

Bennington Banner

SHAFTSBURY — Four town residents were honored during the annual Town Meeting floor session with proclamations from the Vermont Legislature citing their achievements and service to the community. State Rep. Alice Miller, D-Shaftsbury, presented the proclamations, honoring Miles Yucht...Read more

SCA Gives First "Serving Youth Serving Nature" Award


Dawn Coulson, a forest technician at George Washington-Jefferson National Forest in Virginia, admits she’s been accused of “adopting” SCA members in...Read more

SCA Green Cities Working For Sustainable Future

Pittsburgh EPM


Source: Pittsburgh EPM, also...Read more

SCA Hails National Parks' Call to Action


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SCA helping Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

NWI Times

DUNE ACRES | Matthew Ng jumped on a planting tool that looked like a pogo stick while working in the rain at Cowles Bog Wednesday morning.

“It’s worth it,” Ng said of the native planting he’s doing there. 

Ng, of Chicago, is a senior at Valparaiso University...Read more

SCA Helps National Parks Reach Beyond Borders


SCA recently sat down for a conversation with Mickey Fearn, National Park Service Deputy Director for Communications and Community Assistance. He was candid, insightful and revealing…

SCA: To your mind, what is the single biggest issue facing national...Read more

SCA helps rebuild Yukon gold rush trails

The Doings Western Springs


Some might consider a month of shoveling gravel eight hours a day a sentence of hard labor, but a Lyons Township High School senior...Read more

SCA Founder Liz Putnam is presented with plans for the new home of the Hudson Valley Corps at Vassar

SCA Hudson Valley Corps Moving to Vassar

Imagine the myriad emotions coursing through Liz Putnam when she heard the news.

On Thursday, June 11, SCA’s founder was back at Vassar College for her 60th reunion.  In addition to all the other weekend festivities, Vassar had invited Liz and 50 other guests to an...Read more

SCA Intern "is like the dictionary for Mount Rainier"

The Olympian

“I’m looking forward to pretty much everything,” said Emily DeBoers, aiming her camera at the rest of the group.

A highlight of the weekend proved to be Aguilar, a...Read more


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