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 have grown up and spent my whole life on the East Coast, speciﬁcally in the DC metropolitan area. I lived in Arlington, VA until I attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA where I graduated with a degree in Economics. JMU is located in the Shenandoah Valley of the Appalachian Mountains a short drive away from Shenandoah National Park where I spent my formative years hiking and camping, inspiring my love of the outdoors. Since college, I have deﬁnitely caught the travel bug, spending time abroad in Europe visiting my girlfriend who was studying in Italy as well...Read more
I recently graduated from LSU, where I majored in International Studies with a concentration in Environment and Development. I enjoy trail running, kayaking, biking, photography, and exploring new places. I’ve spent a lot of time volunteering for various community organizations and am excited to join the national network of volunteers that is the SCA. Through four years of living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, I became involved in environmental education and activism, and recognized the importance of connecting these issues to local communities and culture. When I heard about the SCA, I knew I...Read more
I was born and grew up on the south shore of Massachusetts. I went through grade school in a small suburb town, but was able to expand my horizon through academic travel opportunities to Central and South America. It was through traveling that I rediscovered my childhood love for nature. For college I traveled to Maine to attend the University of New England and majored in Aquaculture and Aquarium Science. I started becoming actively involved in environmental conservation work. For a year I volunteered at the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center. There I worked to rehabilitate Harbor...Read more