The Power of Washington's Open Park Spaces

Huffington Post

Growing up in the Petworth section of the District of Columbia, I was 10 years old before I saw my first real park. I didn’t realize at the time that it would be my salvation from the drugs and violence that were ravaging my community. It would have been preposterous then to think that...Read more

Routt National Forest work helps veterans transition to civilian life

Craig Daily Press

— After spending a year deployed with the Army in Iraq, Elder Pyatt had to adjust to civilian life when he finished his service in 2008.

Life in the military moves much faster, said Pyatt, who served to earn money for college....Read more

Youth volunteers tackle Charles Park

Queens Chronicle

It may have been 91 degrees — at 9:30 a.m. no less — but the 40 high school students in blue shirts who spread out across Charles Park worked through the brutal mid-July weather, picking up garbage and flotsam junk from the beach, cleaning the dugouts in the baseball fields and painting...Read more

NY1: Students Work Through Heat To Restore Sandy-Damaged Park In Howard Beach


Despite the heat, 25 students helped to restore the hurricane-damaged Frank M. Charles Memorial Park in Howard Beach Friday. Click here to see the story.

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Veterans find work fighting fires

KOTA Territory ABC News

KOTA Territory News

During the summer the risk of wildfires rises, so a six-man crew is doing what it can to prevent that in the Bighorn National Forest.

“We take out the ladder fuels, the fuels that could...Read more

Student Conservation Association Working On Repairing Gateway National Recreation Area's Hurricane Damage

National Parks Traveler


Driving down the West Side Highway in Manhattan every day can be unpredictable – and not just the traffic. Recently, I was stuck in a bumper-to-bumper crawl trying to enter the Lincoln Tunnel when a...Read more

Johnson Controls’ Conservation Leadership Corps Providing Summer Jobs for Detroit-Area Teens

3BL Media
This summer 80 Detroit-area students will participate in a unique employment experience through Johnson Controls’ Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC), a summer jobs program created and sponsored by Johnson Controls in...Read more

Johnson Controls' Conservation Leadership Corps providing summer jobs for Detroit-area teens

PR Newswire

DETROIT, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — This summer 80 Detroit-area students will participate in a unique employment experience through Johnson Controls’ Conservation...Read more

Kihei teen participates in conservation project

The Maui News

Working 10-hour days hauling debris, constructing a boardwalk and cleaning up in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy wouldn’t be an ideal summer project for most college students.

But for Kihei’s Jamal William Garcia, it was something that inspired him. The 18-year-old...Read more

Rutgers students apply studies, provide Sandy relief, as volunteers of Student Conservation Association

The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in October was debilitating and widespread. Many New Jersey students and their families felt the immediate effects of the storm, but were unable to lend a hand during the school year. Recognizing the significant need for...Read more


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