Things you might ﬁnd in a ditch:
- Empty sodapop cans
- Empty beer bottles
- A live, 150 year-old cannonball with a fuse sticking out of it
Hmmm. What’s with that last one? Seems unlikely, doesn’t it? And yet, it’s exactly what SCA members Lyddia C. Wilson and Stephanie Barron found when they were tidying up the grounds of Ft. Gilmer in prep for the anniversary celebration of a Civil War battle that took place there a century and a half ago.
A park historian, when...Read more
The mission of the SCA Alumni Council is to organize alumni in support of SCA and its mission to create the next generation of conservation leaders. Each year, current council members select new recruits from young alumni nationwide for a three-year term.
Sometimes opportunity knocks. Other times it swims and poops, providing nutrients for the plants growing atop its aquarium. SCA alum Quincy Swatson is determined to establish the latter, more rareﬁed kind of opportunity in the place where he grew up, Pittsburgh’s often troubled Manchester neighborhood.
Quincy’s childhood coincided with Manchester’s ’90s nadir, when crack and gangs were fracturing the community. At age 16, a trip to a national forest with SCA revealed a beautiful world beyond the ugly realities that confronted him daily. “It changed my...Read more