Story By Bill Bleyer, Photo by SCANearly 70 young people are restoring Long Island state parks as part of a new job-training program.They are participants in the State Parks Conservation Corps.
The SCA engaged 36 Boston teens in city parks this summer, from the historic Harbor Islands to West Roxbury’s Allandale Woods. But on Sunday, August 30, some of them got to visit Boston’s best-known park: Fenway!Bank of America invited SCA students as part of its Youth Day celebration, which kicked off with a tour of the majors’ oldest stadium. Tomeka Baker, 18, an SCA Island Ambassador and passionate Sox fan, declared “I’m gonna shed a tear!” as she stepped onto the ﬁeld....Read more
For more information contact: Dan Keefe, 518-486-1868Conservation Corps Puts 200 Youth to Work in New York State ParksDepartment of Labor partnership funds $3.35 million youth job-training program in State Parks; Over 40 Student Conservation Association members removing invasive species, building trails, and restoring habitats in Hudson Valley state parksALBANY, NY (08/28/2009)(readMedia)— The Ne
by Chelsea Woodworth, August 17, 2009“Dad, do you remember where Chelsea is going?” my father asked my 85 year old grandfather. He seemed unreachable, staring at the nursing home window. Then, he turned and looked directly at me with his old familiar smile and he said with great assurance, “ANWR!”...Read more
Photos By Justin PoehneltCutting a tree over a hiking trail in the Frank Church Wilderness with a two person crosscut saw.More by JustinTrail Bridge Construction - 60 Second Time Lapse VideoFlorida Trail Bridge Construction - PhotosMore Photos on Justin’s Flickr...Read more
Student Conservation Association intern Joshua McBee worked with the Sewee Association/Sewee Visitor Center, part of Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina.
By Michael Gurecki (SCA Intern) for the Mid-York WeeklyPastures and pocketbooks of upstate farmers will be seeing a bit more green in 2010 thanks to U.S.
Forestry scientists are engaged in a frustrating but important ﬁght to save Pennsylvania’s state tree, the Eastern hemlock.The hemlock woolly adelgid continues to lay siege to the commonwealth’s hemlocks, literally sucking the life out of the trees. The adelgid’s destructive effects wax and wane, but these damaging insects have taken an ever-deadlier toll in recent years.
A self-described city boy, C.J. Wimberly of Gaithersburg began the summer afraid of snakes and never having been stung by a bee.
Diamond, Mo. - Thanks to the Student Conservation Association, the George Washington Carver National Monument, has had some extra hands this summer.George Keeler and Sarah Blacksher, both seniors at Missouri Southern State University, have served a 12-week internship this summer, helping out the staff at the Monument and learning more about their ﬁelds of interest.