By Andon Zebal - SCA Alum ‘08Andon Zebal (SCA Alum ‘08) is currently traveling through Mexico, volunteering for as many ecology, sustainable development, and reforestation projects as possible. He is reporting his experiences on his website.I’m breaking chronosequence today to bring you this important report from the jungles of Campeche....Read more
Reporter: Haley Harrison - Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2009 President Barack Obama is making volunteer service a priority with a campaign called “United We Serve” with a summer of volunteer work that started Monday at Shenandoah National Park with a special guest.SCA Intern Liane Moos meets Secretary of Interior SalazarGetting back to nature is helping America rebound from recession.
By Lynda LohrThanks to hard work by a group of eight students from the Virgin Islands and the mainland, V.I. National Park’s Lind Point Trail is getting a face lift through the Student Conservation Association.”I wanted to try something new,” said Chenoa Lee, 15.
Watch the video below, then pledge to take part this summer by signing the Conservation Declaration. Our goal is to reach 5,000 signatures by Monday, June 22nd - the launch of the president’s United We Serve campaign. Once you’ve signed, you’ll be entered to win a National Parks Annual Pass!...Read more
Twitter has a huge green community. There are green media, green companies, and green charities all active on the microblogging service, as well as a whole bunch of individual environmentalists and green bloggers.
SCA just learned that the Massachusetts Senate recently voted to eliminate $750,000 in funding for the Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA). This action would effectively shut down the MSA, the state agency that administers all AmeriCorps funding for Massachusetts.
Stripping the $750K for MSA puts at risk $10 million in federal funding, another $10 million in private matching funds, and nearly $5 million in post-service education awards for members. No matter how you add it up, it just doesn’t make sense. And it would be a real blow to SCA’s Mass Parks program.
This week, the ﬁrst wave of 93 SCA high school trail crews started work. In Denali, Inyo Mammoth, Chief Joseph Dam, Saguaro, Acadia, Cumberland Island National Seashore and many, many other national parks and forests, SCA members are building trails and bridges, making new friends, and taking up the challenge issued by President Obama to engage in national service....Read more