Re-posted fromThe Lake County News-Sun 
Here's a shout-out to Geoffrey Clark of Zion for lending nature a helping hand.
The 18-year-old high-school student spent a month working for the Student Conservation Association on the Blue Ridge Parkway in West Virginia near the Appalachian Trail.
The SCA is a non-profit group formed in 1957 to protect endangered species, restore threatened habitats and provide other conservation relate services.
It has done work in all 50 states and aims to inspire young people to become lifelong conservationists by having them work with their hands on various projects.
The group does about 2 million hours of service a year in communities, national parks and forests. ...continue reading