I absolutely love this time of year when we get pictures like these. SCA’s Urban Tree house project offers outdoor education to DC school children of all ages and takes place at the outdoor center at Anacostia Park. They learn and they have a great time, as you can see....Read more
This morning representatives from the Walmart Foundation, and the Student Conservation Association (SCA), together with the Friends of the Forest Preserves celebrated the launch of SCA’s Conservation Leadership Corps in Chicago. The CLC willl engage 60 local high school students in conservation service, environmental education, and green jobs training....Read more
H.R. 1612: Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2009 Press Conference, 7/22/2009WASHINGTON, DC – Two DC Conservation Crews joined SCA staff and an ensemble of nonprofit leaders and youth volunteers outside the Capitol on Wednesday, July 22 to lend support to the passage of the Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2009 (“PLSC”).Representative Raul Grĳalva of Arizona, who is sponsoring the bill, said that “this act is about making an investment in one of the precious resources of this nation, which is its young people.” The PLSC legislation would expand service-learning opportunities for...Read more
SCA’s New York Green Corps initiative launches next week with a six-week summer youth employment program. Nearly 200 youth members will join skilled SCA crew leaders for projects in state parks across New York....Read more
In the heavy humidity Wednesday, crews in a park near Crescent Beach ripped out Chinese tallow trees and Brazilian pepper plants.”Brazilian pepper is one of the worst plant species in the entire state of Florida,” Forrest Penny explained. Penny is with the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve.The GTM Research Reserve teamed up with St.
SCA’s New Hampshire Conservation Corps, with some help from SCA staff, spent the day at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish New Hampshire, replacing sills supporting a 10-year old wooden bridge. NHCC has been at the Saint-Gaudens for several weeks, building bog bridges, shown here, and doing other important trail maintenance tasks at this extensive woodland site....Read more
In April, President Obama signed the bipartisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act into law. The Act more than triples the size of AmeriCorps and will create a new era of service in America. Now, we need to let Congress know how important it is to fully fund the Serve America Act....Read more