Just in Time for Fall... 15 Stellar Hiking Trails On National Wildlife Refuges


Source: FWSWhy see Labor Day as a season ender? One of the year’s best hiking times is about to begin. For a treat this fall, explore some standout trails on national wildlife refuges. Refuge trails can be just as scenic as national park or national forest trails, but tend to be less well-...Read more

Student Conservation Association Gives Hope

San Carlos Patch

Source: San Carlos Patch.comThe SCA is a group of college and high school volunteers who protect and restore parks, forests, refuges, seashores and communities.Teens in California are battling a staggering 36.5 percent unemployment rate.

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Monitoring water quality of local streams

The Washington Post

Source: The Washington PostWhile many of her peers have congressional internships or jobs that have kept them inside air conditioned office buildings, Kelsey Stafford has spent her summer working outdoors examining the environment of the nation’s capital.As an intern with the National Park...Read more

Program Gives Low-Income Students Jobs Cleaning Up County Parks

Belmont Patch

Source: Belmont, CA Patch, by Jennifer van der KleutThese students have spent all summer cleaning up county parks and learning ‘green’ job skills - and the Student Conservation Association will give them each a $1,000 stipend.Student Conservation Association (SCA), a nationwide conservation...Read more

Danbury teens help on Ives Trail

The News-Times

Source: The News-Times, by Eileen FitzGeraldDANBURY — Seventeen-year-old Ehi Osagie doesn’t pretend to be an outdoorsman, but he’s proud of his work as part of a crew that helped build a bridge and clear brush for the Ives Trail this summer.The Danbury High School graduate,...Read more

Palmetto Multi-Sensory Trail Getting New Life Thanks to HISD Students

Houston Independent School District

Ovidio Henriquez (left), who will be a senior this fall at Challenge Early College High School, hauls a log with a student from Aldine ISD on the Palmetto Multi-Sensory Trail.Source: Houston ISDTeens in Student Conservation Association program hope to complete work at Arboretum by August...Read more

Milwaukee teenagers dig into environmental work

Journal Sentinel

Summer in the city conjures images of crowded pools and road construction - not teenagers wielding pickaxes. But 55 teens ages 15 to 19 bypassed the beach to participate in the Milwaukee Conservation Leadership Corps, a six-week summer job program that pays Milwaukee youth $7.50 an hour to do...Read more

Student Conservation Association Works on Our County Parks

Pacifica Riptide

Source: Pacifica RiptideTeens in California are battling a staggering 36.5 percent unemployment rate.

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Exploring outdoor opportunities

The Daily Journal

Jason Mai/Daily Journal San Mateo County Park Ranger Mario Nastari, right, helps Student Conservation Association volunteer Vanessa Romero build a gate around the Jepson Laurel, the second largest tree in California, on the Sawyer Camp Trail.Reposted from the San Mateo Daily JournalBy Heather...Read more

SCA Teams Up with Tree Pittsburgh on the South Side Trail

Tree Pittsburgh

Source: Tree PittsburghThis summer, Tree Pittsburgh has been receiving help from a hard working SCA crew made up of high school students who have committed their summers to working outdoors and improving Pittsburgh’s green recreational infrastructure.

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