In 4 weeks, we built a bridge and ten steps, cleaned up three miles of trail, rerouted a section that was crumbling into the bayou, survived a two-week heat wave of 110+ F degree days, formed a great connection with a new SCA agency partner, survived poisonous snakes and spiders, mosquitoes, chiggers, scorpions, wild boars…shepherded 8 teenagers, some of whom had never camped before and most of...Read more
The “Great Outdoors” has always lured people for a variety of reasons. But more and more young people are heading to places like Tioga-Hammond & Cowanesque Lakes, a U.S.
By Ron Dungan - The Arizona RepublicWUPATKI NATIONAL MONUMENT - It’s midafternoon on a hot summer day, and ranger Chuck Sypher is talking about farming.Volunteers at this park northeast of Flagstaff have planted a garden, Sypher says, to see how Pueblo farmers made a go of it in this bare, windswept country that, in some years, gets less rain than Phoenix does.
Elissa Blair: Here are some photos from my crew in the John Muir Wilderness. We worked along a section of the Paciﬁc Crest Trail and caught some spectacular views! One of the best places for work and play I could ever imagine. I am so grateful for this program....Read more
Photo by Aviator Dave. CC.By JOHN J. DONAHUE - Superintendent of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation AreaAs the Superintendent of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Middle Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, I commend the Pocono Record editorial staff for their efforts to encourage safety on the Delaware River for swimmers and boaters alike.
Story By Susan KoomarDINGMANS FERRY - Residents on the Milford end of the McDade Trail will be able to take a much longer hike next summer if all goes according to plan.National Park Service oﬃcials expect to open a new section of trail that will extend from Raymondskill Road south to Bushkill - 12 miles one way.
By SEAN McCARTHY, Fall River Spirit correspondentThe environmental movement is galvanizing young people around the world, and this summer a group of area students learned that they could make positive contributions to a healthier planet by becoming involved in their own surroundings.The South Coast Youth Corps, a group of six local teens, devoted a signiﬁcant part of their summer to work with the
SCA veteran Bob Birkby will give the keynote address at the annual Wilderness Risk Management Conference (Register Now!), to be held October 14-16 in Durham, North Carolina.Author of Lightly on the Land, SCA’s manual of backcountry work skills, Birkby led high school Work crews for fourteen summers in locations ranging from Arkansas to Alaska, and the Grand Canyon to the Soviet Union.
MONTEZUMA CASTLE - What do you do when you graduate college but the economy is in such shambles you can’t ﬁnd a job?There is always the option of staying in school, getting a master’s degree or a PhD, then spending the rest of your life ﬁguring how you are going to pay off your student loans.You could also decide to hang out in your parent’s basement until things get better, hoping they won’t no