Celebrate the Park Service's Centennial

The Philadelphia Inquirer
by Cynthia MacLeod, superintendent, Independence National Historical Park
Hip Hip Huzzah!
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Celebrating the finale of Pick Up America


Since serving at Yosemite National Park in 2006, SCA alumnus Jeff Chen rehas come a long way – 3,500 miles, to be exact.Simultaneously troubled and inspired by the trailside trash he saw at Yosemite, Jeff launched Pick Up America, the nation’s first coast-to-coast roadside litter...Read more

Celebrities Donate Time to "Invade" Homes to Save Water

Press Release

Student Conservation Association, American Water Launch “Save Water Today” Public Service Campaign in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense ProgramVOORHEES, N.J., March 2, 2011 – With 36 states expected to face serious water shortages by 2013, water...Read more

Chicago Conservation Leadership Corps Teaches, Inspires Youth

Forest Preserves of Cook County
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SCA Crew in Chilly Slough Wetlands sitting on the Jack leg fence they just completed.

Chilly Slough Wetland Conservation Project

Bureau of Land Management

Chilly Slough is one of the few remaining examples of natural, high desert, spring-fed wetland. The wetland is created by a combination of flat, valley-bottom topography and abundant spring water.

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City of Rocks Reopens High-Elevation Loop Trail

ALMO • A visiting work crew this month reopened a trail at City of Rocks National Reserve that hadn’t been maintained for perhaps a decade.

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Students gather in the Smoky Mountains National Park for SCA's NPS Academy

College students explore career paths in national parks

Knoxville News Sentinel

GATLINBURG — LeConte Creek is a cold, fast-flowing stream in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where every rock seems to shelter some form of aquatic life, whether it be caddisfly, stonefly or the occasional salamander.

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College Students Plant Career Seeds in National Parks

Knoxville News Sentinel

GATLINBURG — Most of them had never before been to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For some, it was their very first hike.

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College Students Spend Spring Break Working in National Parks, Not Sunning on Sandy Beaches


WASHINGTON, DC (February 27, 2013) – More than 200 college and university students will spend their spring breaks volunteering in some of our nation’s greatest national parks – foregoing the traditional week at the beach.

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Confessions of a National Park Ranger

The Washingtonian

Originally published in “The Washingtonian”As a national park ranger on the Mall, my job was to make sure tourists came home with good storiesBy Molly E. McCluskey; SCA Alumna, Arches National Park 2002, National Mall and Memorial Parks 2005Do you want me to take your picture?”I’m standing...Read more


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