From the NJ Star-LedgerCLINTON TOWNSHIP — Twenty-two teenagers from Warren and Hunterdon counties are waking up at dawn this summer, heading to the woods and hiking to the top of a mountain - five days a week. And that’s not the hard part.Once they make it to the ridge, the teens set to work splitting logs and rearranging 400-pound boulders.
SCA applauds the passage of the Public Lands Service Corps Act (HR 1612) by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee yesterday. This important piece of legislation, which already has passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 20, 2010, would dramatically expand opportunities for young people to serve on public lands through SCA and other conservation corps’ programs. In addition to expanding youth service on public lands, the bill also provides for strengthened training, mentoring, and hiring opportunities to help young people become the next generation of conservation...Read more
Please vote now!Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates and City of Pittsburgh asking Pittsburghers to vote for McCutchen’s Pepsi Refresh ProjectAndrew McCutchen and the Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that they have partnered with Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, the City of Pittsburgh and the Student Conservation Association to compete for the opportunity to receive a $200,000 grant from Pepsi
See photos and article on Pasadena Star-NewsANGELES NATIONAL FOREST - Pasadena native Katsu Che Frausto has a “cool” summer job that involves hiking steep trails, working in stiﬂing heat and finding the occasional startled rattlesnake.The 19-year-old, who attends the University of Colorado at Boulder, is one of about 25 high school and college-age individuals, including several from the San Gabri
NRG Provides $50,000 to Fund Volunteer Efforts NationwideStamford, CT (Vocus) July 15, 2010 — The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national leader in youth service and stewardship, is partnering with NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) to provide green jobs and service opportunities to youth in Fairfield County, Connecticut and across the country.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH — The Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council has awarded a grant to the Friends of the Reserve on behalf of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM NERR).
By Emma Jornlin, SCA StaffThe room bubbled with energy just prior to the start of the America’s Great Outdoors Listening Session last Thursday. Nearly one hundred youth from around Seattle gathered at circular tables, playing with the place cards, eating granola bars, and talking excitedly. No one seemed to know what was going to happen, only that we had been invited here by important figures from various park and environmental agencies....Read more
By Allie Taylor, SCA Crew Leader, for MNN.comSCA is employing Milwaukee teens to maintain county parksHAPPY TRAILS: A bridge that crosses a lush ravine in Milwaukee’s Lake Park where the SCA summer crew will restore and maintain trails.
by Emma JornlinThis Thursday July 1, members of SCA Seattle’s community crews will have the opportunity to present their views on conservation, connecting people to the outdoors, and environmental justice to important government oﬃcials at an event called the America’s Great Outdoors Listening Session....Read more
SCA interns throughout the Gulf region are scrambling to conduct wildlife mortality surveys and establish baseline data before the oil takes a larger toll on area wetlands and beaches, including at Pelican Islands National Wildlife Refuge on the eastern coast of Florida. Read more.