Help is on the way for park lands ravaged by Superstorm Sandy.The Student Conservation Association is mounting a largescale, collaborative, youth-fueled recovery program to repair storm-damaged public lands throughout the New York-New Jersey area.Read more
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This expansive region is home to more than a half-dozen community conservation programs that provide jobs and career training for urban teens, three large conservation corps that provide community outreach plus support for state parks in partnership with AmeriCorps, and the SCA National Conservation Center, our LEED-certified training and operations facility in Charlestown, NH.
Across the Northeast, you are just as likely to meet an SCA volunteer in a local classroom as on the Appalachian Trail; in a NY DEC research lab as on Cape Cod National Seashore. As SCA addresses the area’s distinctive environmental needs, among the most urgent is the ecological devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, in partnership with the City of New York, recently charged SCA to lead a youth-fueled, multi-year restoration effort in federal and city parklands affected by the storm. After just a few months, National Park Service oﬃcials stated some parks were already in better shape than they were before Sandy. That’s the sort of impact SCA members make here every day.
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- Hurricane Sandy recovery
- Community Conservation programs
- Career Discovery Intern Program
- Gateway National Recreation Area
- Adirondack Preserve
- Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation
- City of Boston
- White Mountain National Forest
News, Stories & Projects
These students don’t need video games; this summer, they’re getting a firsthand look at the real-life ravages of a superstorm.Dozens of high school students have spent their summer earning minimum wage to clear debris, paint and perform other chores along Jamaica Bay as part of the Sandy Recovery program led by the Student Conservation Association.“I feel very strongly that we gave young people thRead more
To celebrate the first week of school, SCA Manchester’s Conservation Leadership Corps recently took a trip to Vermont for a tour of the University of Vermont and a visit to Knoll Farm. Leaving shortly after school ended, we made the 3 hour journey up to Jericho Research Forest, a piece of land owned by UVM and used as a part of many classes.Read more