We were prepared for the start of this beautiful day. The leaders woke up to a beautifully warm day with clear skies. It was a relief to ﬁnally get a day where the temperatures were above freezing. It was even surprising to see the snow melting on the dirt roads. Again, we woke up early and got on the road to the Salvation Army where our members would be waiting for us. We tormented the members once again with a haunting game of “Bob, the weasel”, the members would agree that although the game is a lot of fun, it is still creepy to have a circle...Read more
We were happy to see new members at our Ed & Prep night. It goes to show that our recruiting must be going a long way. Seeing new faces really gives us a rewarding feeling of accomplishment.
Once again we started with member of the week. This week our shining star was Leia Brennen-White! We were very happy to present pictures and fun facts about her on the projector screen. We then informed the kids that today’s preparations will include an introduction to bluebird box building. They were excited to hear that information. After the...Read more
It was rise and shine at 6:00 am for the CLC Leaders this Saturday. We were determined to start the day off with a bang and enthusiastically get the vans checked and running to pick up our excited members for their visit to Bear Brook State Park, our home. We left Bear Brook at 7:00am, got some breakfast, and then met our members at the Salvation Army parking lot. Once we arrived at the Salvation Army Parking lot we played ninja, stretched a bit and then got into the vans and headed back to Bear Brook. We had a very exciting day planned for the CLC members, and I’m sure they had no idea...Read more
Valentine’s Day is typically full of candies, heart shaped boxes, and pink and red decorations. For our CLC leaders though we felt that our day should be ﬁlled with hikes to a cemetery, ghost stories, and elaborate treasure hunts. Even though our plans for the day may have seemed very “ non-traditional “ and “out of season”, we were excited to share our eccentric ideas with our members. But before we started with our activities we had to present our member of the week, Evan Brennen-White! He was a little embarrassed when we presented a small...Read more
As Conservation Stewarts and Leaders of the environment we take pride in taking hands on action to help bring signiﬁcant change to our planet. One of the most inﬂuence movements to bring signiﬁcant change to this world is the movement for sustainable food. Of course it goes without saying that food is the basis for life and therefore as Stewarts of this planet we felt that it was important to participate in New England’s NOFA event. NOFA is the Northeast Organic Farming Association, an Association that actively promotes regenerative, ecologically sound gardening,...Read more
We were excited to ﬁnally meet our returning members. This was our ﬁrst event as the new Manchester CLC crew and we were anxious to get a taste of how interacting with high school members would actually be like. Well, the event was a blast! We played games, we ate great snacks, and we got to interact with some very excited high school community crew members! The members were very excited to meet us as well, we were happy to let them all know a little bit about ourselves and also get to play some games that they were familiar with. After getting beaten in gypsy soccer we...Read more
Join SCA for our December ConSERVE NYC event at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on Saturday, December 7th!
Van Cortlandt Park is the third-largest park in New York City, and contains over 20 miles of trails. Volunteers will be working on the park’s Cross Country Trail, building water bars to divert stormwater and prevent erosion.
On September 4th, Portland had its town kick-off meeting for Solarize Portland. We weren’t sure what to expect for attendance, but over 60 people showed up, 37 of them wanting a solar consultation! Solarize works by selecting a single installer who has been vetted by the Town and running a 4-month long campaign to sign up as many people as possible for residential solar....Read more
I had two job offers for the summer before my junior year of high school, and I went for the one that came with new boots. The job was with Student Conservation Association (SCA), a program that offers youth the opportunity for real jobs in the conservation ﬁeld. I was assigned to a crew working on trails in Washington DC. Since then, I have been a part of three additional SCA crews in DC, Maryland and South Dakota. During all these crews I wore the same pair of Timberlands. They’ve changed since I got them, and I’ve changed too....Read more
SCA teamed up with the National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area to organize the largest ConSERVE NYC event to date, bringing over 100 volunteers to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on March 1st to continue the storm recovery process....Read more