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Q&A: The Sandy Recovery Project

Westchester Magazine

Many people talk about giving back to the community, but one Rye Brook resident, Jeff Sohn, actually took action. Sohn was part of a crew of student volunteers working to help restore parks that were severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The group was participating in the Student Conservation...Read more

Teens cleaning up Gateway National Recreation Area with Student Conservation Association

NY Daily News

These students don’t need video games; this summer, they’re getting a firsthand look at the real-life ravages of a superstorm.

Dozens of high school students have spent their summer earning minimum wage to clear debris, paint and perform other chores along Jamaica Bay as part...Read more

Teens attend Green Jobs Day at Johnson Controls

WDJT-TV, CBS-58
MILWAUKEE — Green Jobs Day at Johnson Controls gave Milwaukee area teenagers the opportunity to learn more about careers in renewable energy. They also got valuable advice on landing a job that should come in handy...Read more

Plymouth Township company pitches in for student cleanup effort

Observer & Eccentric

Employees from Johnson Controls in Plymouth Township worked alongside Detroit students Wednesday as part of a leadership-training program dedicated to cleaning up the city and fostering environmental stewardship.

It was the sixth annual Greening Day for the Conservation Leadership...Read more

Teens take to the trails to clean up Mount Kearsarge

NH Union Leader

WILMOT — A group of teenagers from around the state have been patroling the high grounds of Mount Kearsarge, doing needed trail maintenance while learning skills and values that will aid them as adults.

They are members of the Student Conservation...Read more

Manchester youth group helping improve state trails

WMUR.com

WILMOT, N.H. —She has never camped out before, let alone wielded an ax to cut brush all day on a mountain slope, but for the past two weeks, Manchester high school student Saraswoti Dhimal has been on Mount Kearsarge improving the trail.

She is...Read more

Preserving National Parks Despite The Sequester

Seattle Post Intelligencer


By Norman Dicks, former U.S. Representative, Washington District 6.

One of the many unfortunate effects of the federal sequester is its impact on our national parks. National parks are the greatest physical example of America’s majesty. The State of Washington in particular has...Read more

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...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...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

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