The termination of 2 short weeks will mark the completion of the SCA program that I have been a part of with 22 companions for the last 10 months.
Posts by Emmet Pruss
by Emmet Pruss | Posted Tuesday, July 30, 2013
by Emmet Pruss | Posted Friday, July 26, 2013
Something that I knew about SCA, but didn’t fully appreciate until recently, is the storied history and shear diversity of the programs that they offer.
My program, for example, is a Residential Corps Program. This means that I share my living space, meals, and community with 22 coworkers at our repurposed Knights of Columbus camp in rural Hawley, Massachusetts.
by Emmet Pruss | Posted Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The tag on my hammock reads “Step 1 Relax.” There are no other steps; it’s a succinct instruction.
And a decent one to keep in mind at work—not just trail work, all work. All not work, too, in fact.
On our hitch at Mt. Greylock, John takes deep breaths between sips of this morning’s coffee. He has an interview at 5 PM.
by Emmet Pruss | Posted Thursday, July 11, 2013
The Connecticut River gluts ﬂatly into the horizon, viewed from the observation deck atop Mt. Sugarloaf in Deerﬁeld, Massachusetts. Church steeples from small towns freckle the foothills, the spaces between them carpeted under humid shags of exhaling trees.
- Position Title
Education and Trail Team Member
- Field Site Name
St. Johns, Michigan
University of Michigan
- Dream Job
- If I could pass a law…
One hundred hours of community service for roadside littering
- The person who inspires me post is…
- If I were a shape-shifter, I’d turn into…
- Most memorable outdoor moment
Inadvertently spending the night in a cave on the saddle of the Middle Teton at Grand Teton National Park in Jackson, Wyoming.
- Favorite Song
“Scherzo for an Old Shoe” by Charlie Byrd
“I don’t have a credo. Perhaps this is a credo.”
What forces, events, or inﬂuences in your life inspired you to become a conservationist? My parents instilled in me a life-long dedication to environmental stewardship by the example of their everyday lives throughout my adolescence. This was expounded upon and increased by the people I’ve met and respected since leaving home. Today, conservation is synonymous for me with being an engaged and feliciﬁc citizen.