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.
Naval Station Everett’s Child and Youth Programs invite children 5 to 12 years old to come out Tuesday through Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for half-day camps throughout the summer at the Smokey Point Support Complex in Marysville.
by Jess Leber August 04, 2010 09:19 AM (PT) Topics: Environmental Activism, Forests, WildlifeThe year was 1955, long before national service had a model in the Peace Corps, and more than a decade before Earth Day even existed.Liz, then a senior at Vassar College, read a magazine article detailing how America’s woefully underfunded national parks were falling into disrepair, as visitors trampled th
Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam, our amazing founder who is truly a rock star to those of us who know her, received the Citizens Medal from President Obama today at a White House ceremony — the first conservationist ever to earn this honor. Check back here tomorrow for video clips of the event.Please add your note of congratulations here....Read more