Thank you for supporting youth and conservation

A Message of Thanks from Jaime Matyas, CEO and President, SCA

As we head into the holiday season and a new year, I wanted to take a moment to say “thank you.” When I look at what we’ve accomplished together this year, I’m so grateful that you have stood with SCA.

You’ve helped send over 8,500 volunteers to help protect national parks, green spaces, and urban parks across the country. You’ve made sure SCA volunteers have what they need to blaze trails, protect wildlife, and clean up our natural world. These volunteers have provided nearly 1.5 million hours of conservation service, maintaining 13 million feet of trail and protecting 2.3 million acres of habitat.

SCA is committed to engaging 10,000 volunteers to take care of our parks and public lands in 2016, especially as we look forward to the National Park Service Centennial. Working together, I know we can ensure the protection and restoration of our parks for another 100 years.

But we won’t be able to accomplish this without you. I hope looking at what we’ve accomplished in the last year, you – like me – will feel inspired for what is ahead.

On behalf of all our volunteers, as well as the Board and staff here at SCA, thank you so much for your support. I look forward to what we can achieve together in 2016.

Jaime Berman Matyas, President and CEO of Student Conservation Association, pictured with her signature