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 have never identiﬁed ducks before. Nor have I ever driven a UTV (Utility Task Vehicle), searched for Karner blue butterﬂies, or sloshed through wetlands in knee-high boots with a clipboard. Yet in the ﬁrst few weeks of my SCA internship at beautiful St. Croix Wetland Preserve, I got to do all of these things, as well as meet awesome seasonal interns and full-time staff.
To rewind slightly, I am a sophomore at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities studying Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. I ﬁrst heard about pathways internships with...Read more
ABOVE: Blue 54, a 9-year-old male, after receiving his new GPS collar. (NPS photo by Katie Rodriguez)
The Dogwoods have bloomed and the Sierra’s snow caps are melting, which can only mean one thing in Yosemite National Park – summer! Waking up to the rumbling sound of Yosemite falls each morning is becoming routine. It’s hard to believe that I have been living here for almost three months now!
Growing up on the east coast with national-park-advocates as parents, I spent my summers...Read more
This is PART 2 of our Q & A with SCA alum Lian Law. CLICK HERE FOR PART 1.
Working 5 days a week in an iconic park like Joshua Tree, after a while, does it just start to feel like any other place?
Sometimes after I’ve spent my week in the oﬃce without much ﬁeld time, it can start to feel like any other job. That’s the point I know I’m getting too complacent. All I have to do is head outside into the park to remind myself how fortunate I am to...Read more
An SCA internship at Denali National Park and Preserve may not seem like a natural choice for a a Film and Media Studies major, but for Lian Law, who grew up taking family vacations to parks all over the country, an NPS Live Stream Production Internship was a perfect ﬁt.
Now Lian works as a Social Media Technician for the Great Basin Institute, based in Joshua Tree, and two of her photos—one from Denali, one from Joshua Tree, both of them landscapes lit by the full moon—have been featured on the Department of Interior’s...Read more