This year the Northwest Youth Program successfully piloted a youth conservation crew program based in South Snohomish County, Washington. This crew was designed to provide teenagers from the South Snohomish region with a conservation-based service experience within their own neighborhoods.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 Youth Conservation Program
- SCA South Snohomish Youth Conservation Crew
- SCA’s NPS Academy
- Base-to-Basecamp, A military family youth initiative
- US-Canada International Conservation Crew
- Grand Teton National Park
- Joint Base Lewis-McChord Youth and Family Services
- Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
- Mount Rainier National Park
- Olympic National Park
- Seattle Parks and Recreation
News, Stories & Projects
This month marks the 75th Anniversary of Olympic National Park – an appropriate time to celebrate all that Olympic offers to the greater Seattle area as well as its place of honor within the breathtaking beauty of our national park system.Read more
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — At least 50 people packed the auditorium at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center on Tuesday to celebrate the joint anniversary of the park and the Student Conservation Association, or SCA.