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

SCA volunteers braved rain, sleet, and snow at January’s ConSERVE NYC event in Manhattan – and kept going strong! The project was an auspicious start to a weekend of SCA service events nationwide to mark the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service.

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The winter weather didn’t stop more than 90 volunteers from coming out to Van Cortlandt Park on Saturday, December 7th, for SCA’s biggest ConSERVE NYC event so far.

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Next spring, a 600-ft section of slope along Riverside Drive in upper Manhattan — badly eroded by stormwater runoff — will burst into bloom again with 850 bluebells and daffodils planted by SCA volunteers at this weekend’s ConSERVE NYC event.

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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.

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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.