Our New York City presence continues to grow

Hundreds of high school students participated in SCA’s Sandy Recovery Program at Gateway National Recreation Area this summer, while dozens more college students and recent graduates served as members of SCA’s Hudson Valley Corps.

But the SCA experience doesn’t end with one term. This year, SCA is inviting alumni, partners, and members of the public to take part in ConSERVE NYC, a series of service events across the city. With weekend conservation projects at new sites across the NYC region each month, ConSERVE NYC offers volunteers the opportunity to help build resiliency in New York City’s public lands—and to network with others who share an interest in urban conservation.

Join us over the next 12 months as we come together to ConSERVE NYC.

News & Stories

ConSERVE NYC events have taken our volunteers as far north as Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx, as far west as Hudson River Park in Manhattan, and as far east as Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing. On August 16th, our volunteers traveled to the southern-most point of New York to serve at Conference House Park on Staten Island.

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SCA volunteers in New York City don’t take the summer off.

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“Serving the planet shouldn’t be seen as a time-consuming burden, but as a way of life.”

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“One of my favorite service moments was at an SCA service event at Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx… For that brief time, I witnessed and experienced a utopian community: people of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, and beliefs working together, getting down and dirty to help the planet.”

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SCA teamed up with the NYC Parks Natural Areas Volunteers and the Appalachian Mountain Club this weekend to clear almost an acre of invasive species from New York City’s largest park.

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The Student Conservation Association has been a leader in the Hurricane Sandy recovery and resiliency efforts at City, State and National Parks around NY and NJ. Visit our NYC Recovery site to see where we’ve been working and how much we have accomplished in the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan Area.