Student volunteers working at Hopewell site

Reading Eagle

By Darrin Youker, Reading EagleChae-Young Yhm of South Korea is spending part of her summer vacation breaking rocks in Berks County.Yhm, a 15-year-old from Seoul, is helping to build trails at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site as a volunteer with the Student Conservation Association based...Read more

Vassar alumna Elizabeth Putnam ’55 receives the 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal at White House ceremony, August 4, 2010.

Vassar Info News

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—On August 4 in a ceremony at the White House, President Barack Obama awarded Student Conservation Association (SCA) founder and Vassar College alumna Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam ’55 the 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal for “performing exemplary deeds of service for her...Read more

Vermonter wins Presidential award

Burlington Free Press

Wednesday, August 4, 2010, by Nicole Gaudiano, Free Press Washington WriterWASHINGTON — In 1955, Elizabeth “Liz” Putnam proposed having student volunteers help maintain national parks for her senior thesis at Vassar College.She received an A.Wednesday, after spending more than 50 years making...Read more

Kids go nuts over nature

Northwest Navigator

Naval Station Everett’s Child and Youth Programs invite children 5 to 12 years old to come out Tuesday through Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for half-day camps throughout the summer at the Smokey Point Support Complex in Marysville.

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Johnson Controls Sponsors Conservation Leadership Corps for 70 Milwaukee Youth

Press Release

Environmental work and education program focuses on local flood cleanup effort. Seventy Milwaukee teens, sponsored by Johnson Controls, (NYSE: JCI) are keeping busy this summer as participants of the Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) summer youth employment program.

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Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam: first conservationist to receive Presidential Citizens Award

August 4, 1:34 PM,  by Environmental Policy ExaminerJean WilliamsOn August 4, President Obama rewarded 13 citizens with the prestigious honor of receiving the 2010 Presidential Citizens Award.The awards were started in 1969 under President Nixon and have been given to such notable people as...Read more

Shaftsbury resident Putnam honored for lifetime commitment to conservation

Bennington Banner

 Wednesday August 4, 2010, by Neal P.

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Youth tend trails this summer

Pacifica Tribune

By Jane Northrop - Pacifica Tribune Staff WriterRakes and pitchforks in hand, local youth widened the overgrown Hazelnut Trail in San Pedro Valley Park this month and fulfilled other tasks at the direction of the park rangers.A group of high school aged youth called Student Conservation...Read more

Monumental piles of trash

The Explorer Newspaper

By Randy Metcalf, The ExplorerNote from SCA: We’ve been doing this on the border for awhile nowFifteen large garbage bags fill the beds of two pickup trucks after one morning spent cleaning up the desert.The mess consists of backpacks, shirts, shoes, toiletries, pants, plastic bags, water...Read more

SCA Members have fun building trails in Hunterdon parks

NJ Star-Ledger

From the NJ Star-LedgerCLINTON TOWNSHIP — Twenty-two teenagers from Warren and Hunterdon counties are waking up at dawn this summer, heading to the woods and hiking to the top of a mountain - five days a week. And that’s not the hard part.Once they make it to the ridge, the teens set to work...Read more


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