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Student volunteers working at Hopewell site

Reading Eagle

By Darrin Youker, Reading Eagle

Chae-Young Yhm of South Korea is spending part of her summer vacation breaking rocks in Berks County.

Yhm, a 15-year-old from...Read more

Doing the dirty work

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise

SCA work crews give back by improving backcountry trails and campsites

By MIKE LYNCH, Enterprise Outdoors Writer

As the four Student Conservation...Read more

Johnson Controls Sponsors Conservation Leadership Corps for 70 Milwaukee Youth

Press Release

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 5 PRNewswire Seventy Milwaukee teens, sponsored by Johnson Controls, (NYSE: JCI) are keeping busy this summer as participants of the Conservation Leadership Corps (...Read more

Kids go nuts over nature

Northwest Navigator

Naval Station Everett’s Child and Youth Programs invite children 5 to 12 years old to come out Tuesday through Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for half-day camps throughout the summer at the Smokey Point Support Complex in Marysville. Children will have the opportunity to enjoy...Read more

Vassar alumna Elizabeth Putnam ’55 receives the 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal at White House ceremony, August 4, 2010.

Vassar Info News

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—On August 4 in a ceremony at the White House, President Barack Obama awarded Student Conservation Association (SCA) founder and Vassar College alumna Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam ’55 the 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal for “performing exemplary deeds of service for her...Read more

Vermonter wins Presidential award

Burlington Free Press

Wednesday, August 4, 2010, by Nicole Gaudiano, Free Press Washington Writer

WASHINGTON — In 1955, Elizabeth “Liz” Putnam proposed having student volunteers help maintain national parks for her senior thesis at Vassar College.

She received an A.

...Read more

Shaftsbury resident Putnam honored for lifetime commitment to conservation

Bennington Banner

 

Wednesday August 4, 2010, by Neal P. Goswamim

SHAFTSBURY — Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam became the first conservationist to win the Presidential Citizens Medal Wednesday at a White House event with 12 other 2010 award winners.

The longtime...Read more

Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam: first conservationist to receive Presidential Citizens Award

Examiner.com

August 4, 1:34 PM,  by Environmental Policy ExaminerJean Williams

On August 4, President Obama rewarded 13 citizens with the prestigious honor of receiving the 2010 Presidential Citizens Award.

The awards were started in 1969 under President Nixon and have been...Read more

A Conservation Visionary At Last Honored By Obama Today

Change.org

by Jess Leber August 04, 2010 09:19 AM (PT) Topics: Environmental Activism, Forests, Wildlife

The year was 1955, long before national service had a model in the Peace Corps, and more than a decade before Earth Day even existed.

Liz, then a senior at Vassar College, read a...Read more

SCA Founder Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam Receives 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal -- First Conservationist Ever to Earn Honor

SCA

President Obama awards Citizens Medal to SCA Founder(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—-Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam, who launched the American conservation service movement more than 50 years ago...Read more

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