Created in 1999, the Hudson Valley AmeriCorps Program is dedicated to recognizing, preserving and interpreting the nationally significant historical, cultural and natural resources of New York’s Hudson Valley. The region is home to 2.5 million residents, 5 National Historic Sites, 58 National Historic Landmarks, 89 historic districts, and over 1,000 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The SCA Hudson Valley AmeriCorps program provides five and ten-month internships spanning multiple conservation disciplines across the Hudson Valley region. Members work one-on-one alongside conservation
professionals at state agency and non-profit sites throughout the region.
Throughout their internships, members receive advanced training in Leave No Trace outdoor ethics, and Wilderness First Aid Certification, members also receive trainings in various conservation fields, including:
- Watershed Management
- Biodiversity Monitoring
- Environmental Education
- Ecology and Natural history
- Invasive Species Management
The Hudson Valley AmeriCorps engages citizens from more than 40 communities across the Hudson Valley each year through trainings, presentations, work projects, and school programs. This service is made possible through partnerships with a variety of community-based and regional organizations, and other non-profit including:
- NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
- NYC Department of Environmental Protection
- The Nature Conservancy - Eastern New York Chapter
- The Fresh Air Fund’s Sharpe Reservation
- New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
- Scenic Hudson, Inc.
- Vassar College
- The Clearwater
- Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
- Cornell Cooperative Extension - Ashokan Stream Management Program
- The Huyck Preserve
- The U.S. Green Building Council - New York Upstate Chapter
- Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District
- Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District
- Sustainable Hudson Valley
- Women's Studio Workshop
- Highlands Environmental Research Institute
- and many more...