Impacts and Outcomes

SCA believes in Leave No Trace.  To a point.

Wherever they serve, SCA members always make an impact – one that’s positive, significant and enduring.  These young stewards bring a genuine passion to their work, and it affects the both the natural and work environments.  Our partners consistently say they draw inspiration from the energy and enthusiasm SCA members bring to the job, and that our young people are poignant reminders of why it’s so crucial to engage a new generation of conservation leaders. 

Here are some examples of the difference SCA members are making all across America.

Stories from the Field

How SCA and our Agency Partners are making a difference

On Saturday, October 26th, SCA kicked off the ConSERVE NYC initiative with a coastal restoration project to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.

SCA’s Sandy Recovery crews wrapped up their first week on the job with an Environmental Education Day on Randall’s Island...
This week, 118 high school students are headed into the field in New York City and New Jersey to help...
The Washington Monument reopened recently, following 2 years and $15M worth of repairs after damage sustained during a 2012 earthquake...
Earth Day NYC 2014: Hudson River Park
An army of blue-clad Conservation Rock Stars stormed Hudson River Park on Saturday, celebrating Earth Day with hands-on service at April’s ConSERVE NYC event.
Follow Me: SCA member blogs from the field
It’s hard to believe our first blitz of the year is just a few days away! (If you missed my first post about...
Among the waste reduction projects I worked on at Zephyr Cove, my favorite was working on food waste. I knew...
At the beginning of my internship ARAMARK brought all of the SCA Sustainability Interns to Philadelphia for an orientation to...

News Items

Editor’s note: The Student Conservation Association exists to help nurture and immerse today’s younger generations in places such as national parks and national forests.

WASHINGTON — Americans across the country paused Monday to observe the annual federal holiday marking the birthday of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.  While the holiday usually means the day off from work or school, many honored Dr.

Outside magazine has published an excellent in-depth profile of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

(WASHINGTON, DC) October 31, 2013Statement by Student Conservation Association (SCA) President and CEO Dale Penny on nomination of Rhea S. Suh as Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks:

(WASHINGTON, DC) October 28, 2012 – The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, has signed a formal agreement with the federal Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to assist in disaster response and preparedne

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