By Jane Northrop - Paciﬁca Tribune Staff WriterRakes and pitchforks in hand, local youth widened the overgrown Hazelnut Trail in San Pedro Valley Park this month and fulﬁlled other tasks at the direction of the park rangers.A group of high school aged youth called Student Conservation Association cleared trail-side vegetation, repaired trail tread, installed benches and interpretive signs and di
By Randy Metcalf, The ExplorerNote from SCA: We’ve been doing this on the border for awhile nowFifteen large garbage bags ﬁll the beds of two pickup trucks after one morning spent cleaning up the desert.The mess consists of backpacks, shirts, shoes, toiletries, pants, plastic bags, water bottles, ID cards, letters, photographs, bandages and aspirin, left behind by people crossing the U.S.-Mexico
From the NJ Star-LedgerCLINTON TOWNSHIP — Twenty-two teenagers from Warren and Hunterdon counties are waking up at dawn this summer, heading to the woods and hiking to the top of a mountain - ﬁve days a week. And that’s not the hard part.Once they make it to the ridge, the teens set to work splitting logs and rearranging 400-pound boulders.
SCA applauds the passage of the Public Lands Service Corps Act (HR 1612) by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee yesterday. This important piece of legislation, which already has passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 20, 2010, would dramatically expand opportunities for young people to serve on public lands through SCA and other conservation corps’ programs. In addition to expanding youth service on public lands, the bill also provides for strengthened training, mentoring, and hiring opportunities to help young people become the next generation of conservation...Read more
Please vote now!Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates and City of Pittsburgh asking Pittsburghers to vote for McCutchen’s Pepsi Refresh ProjectAndrew McCutchen and the Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that they have partnered with Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, the City of Pittsburgh and the Student Conservation Association to compete for the opportunity to receive a $200,000 grant from Pepsi
See photos and article on Pasadena Star-NewsANGELES NATIONAL FOREST - Pasadena native Katsu Che Frausto has a “cool” summer job that involves hiking steep trails, working in stiﬂing heat and ﬁnding the occasional startled rattlesnake.The 19-year-old, who attends the University of Colorado at Boulder, is one of about 25 high school and college-age individuals, including several from the San Gabri
NRG Provides $50,000 to Fund Volunteer Efforts NationwideStamford, CT (Vocus) July 15, 2010 — The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national leader in youth service and stewardship, is partnering with NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) to provide green jobs and service opportunities to youth in Fairﬁeld County, Connecticut and across the country.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH — The Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council has awarded a grant to the Friends of the Reserve on behalf of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM NERR).
By Emma Jornlin, SCA StaffThe room bubbled with energy just prior to the start of the America’s Great Outdoors Listening Session last Thursday. Nearly one hundred youth from around Seattle gathered at circular tables, playing with the place cards, eating granola bars, and talking excitedly. No one seemed to know what was going to happen, only that we had been invited here by important ﬁgures from various park and environmental agencies....Read more
By Allie Taylor, SCA Crew Leader, for MNN.comSCA is employing Milwaukee teens to maintain county parksHAPPY TRAILS: A bridge that crosses a lush ravine in Milwaukee’s Lake Park where the SCA summer crew will restore and maintain trails.