Peter Baker of the New York Times — and formerly of The Washington Post — was the pool reporter for President Obama’s tree planting event with the Student Conservation Association this afternoon. His report:No news, but some color from the tree planting.Motorcade left the White House at 3:26 p.m. and arrived at the Seed School at 3:39 p.m.
Here are some early photos from this afternoon’s tree planting event with Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and Bill Clinton at Kenilworth Park in Washington, DC. Check out those awesome SCA members working hard along side the President!”Somebody forgot my boots!”...Read more
Have you ever wondered what the President of the United States would look like in an SCA vest? Now you know…Stay up to date with SCA’s fan page on Facebook for the latest photos, news, and videos....Read more
First Lady, Vice President Biden, President Clinton, Among Dignitaries Joining SCA Members in Tree Planting at Kenilworth ParkSee the blog for more photosWASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2009 — Moments after signing the Edward M.
This afternoon, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, before rolling up his sleeves to join local SCA members in service.In his address, the President said:We need your service, right now, at this moment in history. I’m not going to tell you what your role should be; that’s for you to discover. But I’m asking you to stand up and play your part....Read more
Saturday, April 18, found many SCA staffers at work even earlier than usual! In honor of Earth Day, we hosted an event for the local community here in Charlestown, New Hampshire. The event included cell phone recycling, #5 plastic recycling, tours of SCA’s new LEED-certiﬁed building, recycled craft projects, and an environmental trivia game....Read more
SCA alumna Valerie Lysenko sent me this story about an Earth Day event she hosted this weekend.Hello Fellow SCA’ers!This is Valerie from Middlesex County in NJ reporting on an Earth Day Tree Planting event our Conservation Corps just had.As the head planner and organizer, I spent many weeks scouting the planting site, getting all the materials together, and recruiting and mobilizing volunteers. I decided to pick an old abandoned ﬁeld off a hidden road where I believe once stood an abandoned house. Since the site is part of a huge preserve, it is often disregarded as nothing more...Read more
The clean-up took place in Wednesday, April 15, 2009. SCA teamed up with Sullivan County ATV Club and Stevens High School to clean up a mile lone section of the Sugar River Trail. The clean-up was a huge success and we easily ﬁlled one large dumpster, and could have ﬁlled three more, so we had to stack it up in bags all around the dumpster. See the photos below for more!...Read more