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

Little blue herons stalk the shallows at NAS Jax. U.S. Navy Photo.

Nature Abounds

Scientists estimate that every 15 minutes a species goes extinct. This statistic is why effectively cohabiting and properly managing the natural resources aboard NAS Jacksonville is crucial to maintaining biodiversity.

As the navy’s third-largest installation, there is almost 4,000...Read more

Allegheny County park rangers develop, lead outdoor education programs


Cavan Patterson has hiked through Allegheny County’s parks for 20 to 25 years.

As co-owner of Wild Purveyors, a foraged food wholesaler in Lawrenceville, it’s his job to know plants — especially the ones people can and can’t eat.

But even Patterson...Read more

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel with SCA member Kailon Lang and VP Rafael Ruiz

BP pledges $1 million to SCA for local projects

NWI Times

CHICAGO | BP is donating $1 million to the Student Conservation Association for projects on the Calumet River and at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, project partners announced Tuesday.

“Every single person in the city and in the region loves that lake and they want to protect that...Read more

SCA Community Crews Working in a Chicago Park

SCA Receives $1 Million from BP America

Young Military Veterans to Also Participate in Environmental Improvement Programs

 (CHICAGO, IL) June 30, 2015 – The Student Conservation Association, the national leader in youth service and stewardship, today announced a new partnership with BP America that will...Read more

Moose GPS Collar Study is First in 30 Years

Fox Bangor

GREENVILLE - Moose have become synonymous with the state of Maine, and preserving the population is a priority for wildlife biologists. It’s been 30 years since the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife conducted a GPS radio collar study on moose, but biologists say it’s now...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

Rangers begin work in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County parks

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An offer to work outdoors in a new city drew Gergely Gyorgyi-Ambro from his office job in Budapest to Pittsburgh, where he recently joined a group of rangers to be stationed in Allegheny County parks beginning this summer.

“I was looking for something new, and I’m a real big...Read more

SCA Americorps Interns working with School Children at Bear Brook NH

AmeriCorps Renews SCA Funding

AmeriCorps Renews SCA Funding, Awards $1.3M to Support Conservation Service Programs, $3M in Education Awards for 2015

Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, today announced that SCA NH Corps’ AmeriCorps funding has been renewed for...Read more

Redwoods. Photo by chmee2

Access to the Redwoods

Student Conservation Association volunteers, in association with Save the Redwoods League and the Garden Club of America, and under the guidance of California State Parks have helped rebuild the River Trail access to the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, along the Eel River, after a massive fire...Read more


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