What was truly astounding about spending today with SCA in DC was the palpable spirit of service. In a moment of clarity amid the bustle and energy of the day, I realized just how much we were embodying the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr....Read more
We all know President-elect Obama is a strong proponent of service, but everyone has different ideas about what that should mean.Naturally, here at SCA we’re focused on conservation service. And we’d like to know, as an SCA alum or supporter, what would you tell the President if you had a chance to chat with him about conservation service?Leave us your thoughts here in the comments section....Read more
Mitch Almon is doing a great thing by extending the Florida Trail across Hernando, opening seldom-explored corners of our beautiful county to residents and, hopefully, attracting visitors willing to drop a few bucks into the local economy.He got one step closer to his goal this month when a crew of volunteers from the Student Conservation Association built a 40-foot bridge over a swale east of the
NBC Universal Foundation will award the Student Conservation Association, National Environment Education Foundation, New York Restoration Project and Los Angeles Conservation Corps with green grants to support public secondary education programs in underserved communities.
SCA has just learned that there is potentially a very problematic situation brewing around funding for national service. The Appropriations Committee is, at this moment, ﬁnalizing the Omnibus appropriations bill (the money bill). For a variety of reasons, they are estimating that they will be $41 million short in funding for AmeriCorps State and National and the National Service Trust. Losing the AmeriCorps educational awards will make it hard, or even impossible for many young people to serve through SCA and other organizations....Read more
RACHEL FAIR / NPS SCA volunteers work on the historic Ipsut Patrol Cabin, damaged by ﬂooding in November 2006. TWO milestones are timely reminders Washington’s treasured, verdant livability is no accident, but the product of dedication, care and hard work.
The 75,500-acre Golden Gate National Recreation Area has always broken new ground, starting with its establishment in the 1970s as one of the country’s ﬁrst urban national parks and continuing today with its unparalleled success in luring city dwellers.
provided by Joshua Stearns, SCA Alumnus and Board Member As part of my series of reﬂections on community, service, and environment, I want to pass along an article by a friend, Keith Morton, a professor of American Studies at Providence College....Read more
You may not know Rebecca but youâ€™d be a better person if you did. Altered, at the very least. Rebecca has directed dozens of SCA trail and restoration projects. She is wise, optimistic and caring. Tender, patient, and a bit shy; she would probably prefer that I not post this. But most of all, she is passionate. About nature. About stewardship. About life....Read more