By BRIAN FERRY - Times ObserverA number of Allegheny National Forest projects that had fallen by the wayside got some much needed attention this year, thanks to a group of students.Through the Student Conservation Association (SCA), about 70 students including volunteer crew members and interns put in about 7,500 hours of work on projects the ANF could not otherwise fund.The program is funded by m
By GAIL WESSON - The Press-Enterprise - View full article and slideshowDeep in Whitewater Canyon near where the desert meets the San Gorgonio Pass, nonprofit groups and federal land management agencies met Friday to celebrate the half way point of trail maintenance by about 60 young adults along the Pacific Crest Trail funded by $4 million in American Recovery Act money.Crew members shared the bas
View the slideshowLOCATION: Last Organic Outpost, Emile Street Community FarmDATE & TIME: Friday, October 29, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PMEVENT RECAP: 45 Yes Prep students, along with teachers, chaperones and SCA staff visited Last Organic Outpost’s Emile Street Community Farm in Houston’s 5th Ward. This was both a service project and a great learning experience for the students....Read more
LOCATION: South Side Park DATE & TIME: Saturday, October 23, 10am-3pmEVENT RECAP: 12 CLC students, 7 staff and former crew leaders, and 11 neighborhood volunteers attended what turned out to be a sunshine and energy-filled workday in South Side Park in Pittsburgh’s South Side Slopes neighborhood....Read more
LOCATION: Fort Dupont National Park DATE & TIME: Saturday, October 16, 8am-3pmEVENT RECAP: A great turnout and a high energy level resulted in an amazing amount of work completed in just a few hours time....Read more
In today’s economy, hands-on internships can make a real difference for young professionals - and those same young people can make a real difference through national service.
Rouge Park Mountain Bike Trail, Detroit, MISunday, October 3, 10am-2pmEVENT RECAP: Event was a huge success with approximately 30 participants from SCA, the Michigan Mountain Bike Association and the Hub (a local community bike shop in Detroit)! The location was at Rouge Park’s Mountain Bike trail, a two-mile loop along the Rouge River in Northwest Detroit....Read more
After BP’s oil-and-methane spill in the Gulf of Mexico this year, James (now 16), Elaine (18), and their long-time friend Andrew Daniels (17) recorded “The Bird,” with James as the lead singer and guitarist, Elaine on drums and vocal, and Andrew on bass.”The Bird” was featured on the “Weekend without Oil” campaign of DoSomething.org — “one of the largest organizations in the US that helps young p
By Nadine Cheung, © 2010 JSYKIn April, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig caused the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Five months later, a cement plug has sealed BP’s gushing well, but people will be feeling the effects from the incident for years to come.