By Brian Bullock, Santa Maria TimesSummer break for many teenagers means a part-time job, trips to the beach, family vacations or sometimes all of the above.Griﬃn Hall, a senior at Santa Maria High School, can tell his friends he spent the summer blazing trails.Hall, 17, spent 28 days in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area building a hiking and biking trail he hopes will last at least as long
By Rebecca MartinezWEST AUGUSTA - Forest Ranger Elwood Burge thinks you have a gem in your backyard and you don’t even know it.Enormous trees created a lush and quiet canopy over his hike on the Ramsey’s Draft Wilderness trail near West Augusta on Tuesday.
By Walter O’BrienThe New Jersey Green Team of the Student Conservation Association, a national organization whose mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders, showed off its summer’s work to the Hunterdon County Board of Freeholders at Tuesday’s meeting.John Trontis, director of the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Department, commended the team for its efforts.”They creat
By Brad Viles, Special to the NEWSThey’ve been sighted by hikers on Bigelow this summer. You might have seen them if you took a family hike to Gulf Hagas. They were there, too. If you backpacked on the Appalachian Trail in the “100-mile wilderness” from Monson to Abol Bridge, you would have seen them on Whitecap Mountain.
By Frank MacEachernClearing brush and working outside in the summer heat can be challenging, said a Greenwich student who spent the last six weeks working in the town’s parks.”It was tough,” said Nick Ambrogio, 16.
By JANE MICHAELSSome might consider a month of shoveling gravel eight hours a day a sentence of hard labor, but a Lyons Township High School senior found it an adventure in the wilds of Alaska.”It felt like a different world out there,” Andrew Stables of Western Springs recalled about his month-long stay in Eagle, Alaska, as a volunteer with the Student Conservation Association.”No one has indoor
Cheryl Beckett, an SCA alumna and one of 10 humanitarian aid workers killed by gunmen in Afghanistan this month, was remembered today at a memorial service at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT. Ms. Beckett had served there as an SCA intern in 2000.Friends, former colleagues and others paid tribute to Ms.
By Darrin Youker, Reading EagleChae-Young Yhm of South Korea is spending part of her summer vacation breaking rocks in Berks County.Yhm, a 15-year-old from Seoul, is helping to build trails at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site as a volunteer with the Student Conservation Association based in New Hampshire.For Yhm, who grew up in South Korea’s capital city, three weeks in rural Union Township
SCA work crews give back by improving backcountry trails and campsitesBy MIKE LYNCH, Enterprise Outdoors WriterAs the four Student Conservation Association workers sat around a campfire on a St. Regis Pond island, storm clouds moved across the sky.