(Seattle, Washington) October 29, 2014 – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) has received $80,000 in NOAA Community-based Marine Debris Removal funds from the National Marine Fisheries Service, a unit of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Read more
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The Northwest is the birthplace of SCA and since our ﬁrst volunteers arrived at Grand Teton and Olympic National Parks in 1957, the region has remained one of SCA’s most vibrant and vital.
Locally-developed initiatives addressing area-speciﬁc needs include our SCA’s NPS Academy workforce development program with the National Park Service, the SCA-AmeriCorps Salmon-Challis National Forest Training Center, and Base-to-Basecamp initiative for dependents of military families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Our SCA Seattle program provides hundreds of under-served city youth with connections to nature and pathways to careers. And the nearby parks and forests – Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie, Olympic, Mount Rainier, North Cascades – all boast substantial numbers of SCA alumni on their staffs, a testament to the caliber of our members and the commitment of our area partners.
2013 Youth Outcomes:
- 565 youth served in the Northwest Region
- 141,548 total hours served
- $3,211,715 value of service to our public lands
- SCA Seattle Community Program
- SCA Northwest National Crews
- SCA Individual Internships
- SCA Corps Teams
- SCA NPS Academy
- SCA Canada-US International Crew
- Glacier National Park
- Grand Teton National Park
- Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
- Mount Rainier National Park
- North Cascades National Park
- Olympic National Park
- Seattle Parks and Recreation
- Yellowstone National Park
- Anonymous Donor
- Anonymous Foundation
- Bullitt Foundation
- Martin-Fabert Foundation
- Norcliffe Foundation
- Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission
- WYCO Fund
News, Stories & Projects
Infusions of grant money and youthful energy are once again helping Mount Rainier National Park shape up this summer.
A grant from the National Park Foundation is helping pay for three teams of teenagers recruited by the Student Conservation Association’s Base to Base Camp program from Seattle and Joint Base Lewis-McCord (JBLM). Each team, consisting of eight high school students and two crew leaders, will spend 15 days working on trail maintenance projects throughout the park.
The ﬁrst Saturday in June is traditionally an excellent weather day in Seattle and a perfect time to discover, celebrate, and learn about trails in the city as part of National Trails Day. This year, Seattle Parks and Recreation, together with community partners such as the Student Conservation Association, are coming together to raise awareness around trails and to restore and maintain them.