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Baltimore City Teen Has Special Earth Day

WJZ-TV

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...Read more

The Obamas and Clinton Plant Some Trees

Washington Post

Peter Baker of the New York Times — and formerly of The Washington Post — was the pool reporter for President Obama’s tree planting event with the Student Conservation Association this afternoon. His report:No news, but some color from the tree planting.Motorcade left the White House at 3:26 p.m...Read more

Earth Day isn't just for hippies

Arbiter Online

“Jill Kolodzne and Ron Hassel from the Student Conservation Association were among those enjoying the beautiful day. They explained that through the festival they are able to network with volunteers for their program. Kolodzne and Hassel also mentioned how happy and proud they are to be a part...Read more

Preserving Our National Parks

Washington Woman

By Alicia BrewsterAs someone who grew up in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania, I am all too familiar with the daunting task of maintaining and conserving our forests and national parks. Many suffer from a lack of resources and manpower.

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Going Half-Way

The Non-Profit Times

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) allows high school and college students on conservation projects, like restoring national parks and urban green spaces, across the country. The Charlestown, N.H.-based organization has the students send personal, handwritten thank-you letters to mid-...Read more

Richmond teens learn about Rosie the Riveter through creation of documentary

Oakland Tribune

Many women entered the work force for the first time in the 1940s, filling factory jobs vacated by men fighting in World War II.

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Conversations with Gardner: Seeking internships

The Arbiter Online

Hanging in the Communication Building, a flyer for conservation internships directs students to graduate teaching assistant Wayne Rysavy.As an alumnus of the Student Conservation Association, he informs students of various opportunities available to them through internships.”I really encourage...Read more

Volunteers clean up the Potomac River

WTOP

Text By Michelle Basch, WTOP Radio, Photo by SCALitterbugs leave local rivers loaded with garbage, but the situation is improving with today’s 21st annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.More than 12,000 volunteers got down and dirty, helping with this year’s cleanup at more than 400 sites in DC...Read more

Subcommittee On National Parks, Forests And Public Lands Legislative Hearing On H.R. 1612

House Committee On Natural Resources

SCA President Dale Penny and SCA Alum Marcus Hendricks spoke at the hearing. Highlights include Marcus relating the story of recruiting his sister to volunteer with SCA, and choosing volunteering with SCA, instead of earning money to buy a new iPod.Marcus Hendricks, SCA Alum (left) and Dale...Read more

Old School Stimulus

The New Yorker

As a teen-ager, when I lived outside of Washington D.C., I went backpacking with friends along the Appalachian Trail, which runs from Maine to Georgia. Every ten miles or so the white blazes that mark the main trail would intersect with blue blazes leading off to roughly constructed but reliably...Read more

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