SCA Gulf Coast

Big Cypress National Preserve

SCA Gulf Coast

Alabama | Arkansas | Florida | Georgia | Louisiana | Mississippi | Oklahoma | Texas

SCA has a long and storied history in Gulf Coast states.  Our members helped the Everglades come back after Hurricane Andrew, have played vital roles in protecting endangered sea turtles, and today are contributing to the region’s ecological recovery from the Deepwater Horizon spill.

We partner with hundreds of area parks, forests and refuges to protect the Gulf area’s unique natural and cultural sites from climate change, habitat encroachment, invasive species and more.  We also collaborate with the region’s academic institutions – including its many historically Black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving schools – to ensure that all local students have access to the Great Outdoors, green job opportunities and a prosperous future. 

Youth served:

  • 373 (2013)

Key initiatives:

  • Alternative Spring Break
  • SCA Houston Community Conservation program
  • Attwater Prairie Chicken recovery

Primary partners:

  • City of Houston
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District Office
  • Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Chattahoochee National Recreation Area
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore
  • Southeast Louisiana Refuge Complex
  • USFWS Houston Urban Refuge Partnership

Leading supporters:

  • American Eagle - SCA Alternative Spring Break
  • Brown Foundation - Conservation Interns and Community Programming
  • Wortham Foundation
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation


News, Stories & Projects

Some of Mobile’s most ecologically diverse areas are tucked away beyond the buffers of some of its most urban communities — hidden marshlands, rich with plant and animal life, in areas throughout the Three Mile Creek watershed.

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The first project for SCA’s Houston Summer Crew this year took place at the White Oak Bayou and Park, in Houston, TX.

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SCA Intern Chris Burgess is helping pull back the Key Largo woodrat from the brink of extinction

Humans have been blamed for the demise of myriad creatures…so imagine helping to pull one back from the brink of extinction.

The Key Largo woodrat has a gray-brown back, a white belly, and measures 14 inches from nose to tail. “They’re kind of cute,” states SCA intern and AmeriCorps member Chris Burgess. “They have big Mickey Mouse ears.”

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