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

“Almost everything we use or eat comes from the earth and is part of nature. 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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At May’s ConSERVE NYC event, over 50 SCA volunteers took to the beachfront to continue the storm recovery process by removing 1500 pounds of debris from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn.

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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.

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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.