Fort Clatsop at Lewis & Clarak National Historic Park

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Daily Astorian

With more than 400 national parks in the United States, it was a competitive process to secure two bilingual interns for Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Two interns at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park are spearheading various educational and cultural programs that...Read more

SCA CEO Jaime Matyas

SCA CEO speaks to BBB Wise Giving Alliance

SCA CEO Jaime Matyas was the featured guest recently on the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Wednesday.  As part of the “Building Trust” video series, Jaime discusses the importance of volunteers at nonprofits with Herman “Art” Taylor, president and chief executive officer of the BBB...Read more

A Message from SCA re: the Federal Data Breach

Federal officials report that a previously-revealed government data breach is wider than previously believed, and there are indications that a limited number of SCA members and recent alumni may be among those affected.

SCA has already contacted those individuals. If you have...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

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

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


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