SCA Mid-Atlantic

SCA Mid-Atlantic

Delaware | District of Columbia | Georgia | Kentucky  | Maryland | New Jersey | North Carolina | Pennsylvania | South Carolina | Tennessee | Virginia

Our national office in Arlington, VA also oversees SCA operations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, stretching from the historic battlefields of Gettysburg to the lush marshes of Cumberland Island National Seashore.  Time and again, especially here, nature and history meet – and SCA members work every day to ensure the region’s remarkable heritage is preserved and celebrated well into the future.

Our headquarters near the nation’s capital enables SCA to partner directly with leading federal resource management agencies while many SCA members serve on the National Mall, at the Department of the Interior and even in the White House.  More than 2,000 local youth have served in our Washington, DC community program in recent years, with many continuing into conservation careers.

Youth served:

  • 855 (2013)

Key initiatives:

  • SCA’s NPS Academy workforce development program
  • Community Conservation programs
  • Other

Primary partners:

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • National Capital Parks
  • Shenandoah National Park
  • Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge
  • Daniel Boone National Forest
  • City of Pittsburgh

Leading supporters:

  • Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation – SCA DC community program
  • Scattergood Foundation – SCA Philadelphia community program
  • Campbell Soup Foundation – SCA Camden (and SCA Norwalk) community program
  • DC Recreational Trails Fund (DC programs)
  • Richard King Mellon Foundation – Pittsburgh programming

News, Stories & Projects

“Urban parks and farms are some of the most beautiful natural lands to me, because they create hope in neighborhoods that are mostly concrete.”

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Washington, D.C. Trail Project Commemorates SCA’s 55th Anniversary

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) June 26, 2012—With a focus on healthy kids and a healthy environment, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) today conducted a Let’s Move Outside! service project for more than 100 active youth  at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Garden in Washington, D.C.

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) - This is an Earth Day a Baltimore City teen will remember for the rest of his life.As Mike Schuh reports, the City College junior’s passion for the environment led him to a national stage.The president came to a tree planting—not because they need an extra worker, but because a president will focus attention on the work being done.

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Contact Info

4245 North Fairfax Drive,
Suite 825
Arlington, VA 22203

SCA DC Field Office

1875 Connecticut Ave NW
10th Floor
Washington DC 20009