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
Sarah was in SCA’s Boston Community Program (Harbor Island Ambassadors) this summer and with this essay, she won 2nd place in the Boston Youth Essay Contest.Sarah, Left, with SCA MembersBy Sarah ParkI promise to konservieren sie, conservi, and behoud....Read more
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