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.

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SCA Founder Remembers Roots of Conservation

Burlington Free Press

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

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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.

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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 the past. “I’ve backpacked in pizzas for them, hosted them at my house, and made any number of lasting friendships,” she says.SCA...Read more

SCA Green Cities Working For Sustainable Future

Pittsburgh EPM

Source: Pittsburgh EPM, also see POP CityMembers of the Student Conservation Association’s (SCA) Green Cities Sustainability Corps program have fanned out throughout the region to work to implement climate action plans.

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SCA Hails National Parks' Call to Action


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Parks’ Second Century Focus on Youth, Diversity, and Career Paths Lauded as “Key to Keeping the Public in ‘Public Lands’ ”(WASHINGTON, D.C.

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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. 

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SCA Helps Make NH Park ADA-Accessible

Valley News
Thanks to dozens of volunteers, a grant and town money, Brookside Park is now home to a new, ADA-accessible bridge and trail.
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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 parks today?Dep. Director Fearn: (...Read more

SCA helps rebuild Yukon gold rush trails

The Doings Western Springs

By JANE MICHAELSSome might consider a month of shoveling gravel eight hours a day a sentence of hard labor, but a Lyons Township High School senior found it an adventure in the wilds of Alaska.”It felt like a different world out there,” Andrew Stables of Western Springs recalled about his month-...Read more


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