By Michael Gurecki (SCA Intern) for the Mid-York WeeklyPastures and pocketbooks of upstate farmers will be seeing a bit more green in 2010 thanks to U.S.
Forestry scientists are engaged in a frustrating but important fight to save Pennsylvania’s state tree, the Eastern hemlock.The hemlock woolly adelgid continues to lay siege to the commonwealth’s hemlocks, literally sucking the life out of the trees. The adelgid’s destructive effects wax and wane, but these damaging insects have taken an ever-deadlier toll in recent years.
A self-described city boy, C.J. Wimberly of Gaithersburg began the summer afraid of snakes and never having been stung by a bee.
Diamond, Mo. - Thanks to the Student Conservation Association, the George Washington Carver National Monument, has had some extra hands this summer.George Keeler and Sarah Blacksher, both seniors at Missouri Southern State University, have served a 12-week internship this summer, helping out the staff at the Monument and learning more about their fields of interest.
In today’s economy, hands-on internships can make a real difference for young professionals - and those same young people can make a real difference through national service.That’s why Kenneth Ball, an intern with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), has arrived at Somerville Lake to assist the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in invasive species control.
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area park Superintendent Jim Milestone, left, jokes with coworker Gary Bischof Saturday during the Shasta-Trinity Trail’s “golden spike” ceremony of its grand opening.
By Keila Torres - Copyright 2009 Hearst NewspapersStudents create solar system model behind Discovery MuseumBRIDGEPORT — As they walked along the trail they blazed behind the Discovery Museum in Veterans Park, the crew from the Student Conservation Association proudly pointed out the stumps of trees they cut down and the large rocks they cleared from the path.During the five-week summer work prog