SCA Northwest

SCA is Celebrating 30 years of service in the Northwest

Across Seattle and throughout the Northwest, SCA is building a new generation of conservation leaders and over the past 30 years, has strengthened the region’s youth, communities and environment. Today SCA annually engages more than 150 youth from Seattle and surrounding communities along a carefully crafted continuum of outdoor experiences that convey the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to competitively enter the workforce and practice a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Read more

  • US-Canada Crew Celebration
    North Cascades Nat'l Park, Aug. 23
  • Ft. Worden Crew Celebration
    Fort Worden State Park Sun Aug. 10
  • Seattle Crews Summer Celebration
    Othello Playground - Fri. Aug. 15
  • Edmonds, WA Crew Summer Celebration
    City Park - Thurs. Aug. 14
  • Service – Stewardship – Sustainability
    In Seattle Since 1984
  • Video: SCA in the Northwest

SCA Northwest

Oregon | Washington

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.

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.

2016 Youth Outcomes:

  • Coming soon

Key initiatives:

  • SCA Seattle Community Program
  • SCA Northwest National Crews
  • SCA Individual Internships
  • SCA Corps Teams
  • SCA Canada-US International Crew

Primary partners:

  • City of Edmonds
  • Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • NatureBridge
  • North Cascades National Park
  • Ochoco National Forest
  • Olympic National Forest
  • Olympic National Park
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation

Leading supporters:

  • Bullitt Foundation
  • Hazel Miller Foundation
  • Islands Fund
  • Martin-Fabert Foundation
  • Norcliffe Foundation
  • Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission
  • WYCO Fund

News, Stories & Projects

This year the Northwest Community program is celebrating 30 years of community programming and conservation service to the Puget Sound area. We’re reaching out to our SCA members throughout our history to reconnect and find out where they’re at today. This conversation is with Jesse Alton, ‘93-‘96 Seattle Community Program alum and crew leader ‘04. 

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This year the Northwest Community program is celebrating 30 years of community programming and conservation service to the Puget Sound area. We’re reaching out to our SCA members throughout our history to reconnect and find out where they’re at today.

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The Arboretum is a hidden gem on the shores of Lake Washington. Jointly managed by the University of Washington and the City of Seattle, its 230 acres are a dynamic assortment of plants found nowhere else. Volunteers will prune back overgrown vegetation, remove invasive plant species, and re-vegetate areas with native plants.

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Contact Info

1265 South Main Street
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98144
206.324.4649

Available Internships

Recreation Intern

Starts June 5, 2017 • Custer Gallatin National Forest, Bozeman, MT

Join the US Forest Service, Gallatin National Forest, Bozeman Ranger District for an adventure in outdoor recreation services.

Invasive Plant Management Intern

Starts June 12, 2017 • Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Astoria, OR

Monitor and remove invasive plants in coastal and forest landscapes at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and Washington State Parks.

Public Affairs/Web Interns (Part Time)

Starts December 12, 2016 • NPS Pacific West Regional Office: Seattle, Seattle, WA

The National Park Service is looking for two interns to assist the regional office and Pacific West Region (PWR) NPS parks in developing, porting, and improving content on regional internal and external websites and external park websites.

River Ranger Intern

Starts June 5, 2017 • Flathead National Forest, Hungry Horse, MT

River Ranger intern in the Bob Marshall Wilderness for the Wild and Scenic section of the South Fork of the Flathead River

Trails Maintenance Intern

Starts June 5, 2017 • Flathead National Forest, Hungry Horse, MT

The intern will serve on a wilderness trail crew, conduct campsite monitoring and rehabilitation; support trail crew by performing light and heavy maintenance using non-mechanical wilderness trail techniques and primitive tools.

Centennial Volunteer Ambassador

Starts April 1, 2017 • Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford, WA

Help lead one of the most dynamic volunteer programs in the National Park Service! Mount Rainier’s 1700 volunteers are diverse and dedicated, and we’re committed to engaging them in public service. Come work hard, learn lots, and help us grow!