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SCA Founder Honored

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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 Founder Remembers Roots of Conservation

Burlington Free Press

It began as a last-ditch proposal for a senior college thesis.

Two years later, in 1957, Shaftsbury resident Liz Putnam founded the Student Conservation Association, a nonprofit auxiliary to the National Park Service. It wasn’t easy...Read more

SCA Founder Liz Putnam presented the Robert Marshall Award from the Wilderness Society

SCA Founding President Liz Putnam Presented with The Wilderness Society’s Robert Marshall Award

(WASHINGTON, DC) February 24, 2016 – Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam, who in 1957 founded the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and sparked the American youth conservation movement, tonight received The Wilderness Society’s Robert Marshall Award at a ceremony in Washington, DC. The Marshall...Read more

SCA Gives First "Serving Youth Serving Nature" Award

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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

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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

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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

By JANE MICHAELS

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

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