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Interior Secretary Jewell Announces Grants to Put Young People to Work on Public Lands

Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced more than $350,000 in funding to engage youth and veterans in hands-on conservation projects on public lands from Big Bend National Park in Texas to North Cascades National Park in Washington State.
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A wildfire blazes in Great Smokey National Park in November, 2016.

Fire on the Mountain: a Q&A with intern Logan Boldon from Great Smoky Mountains NP

Logan, an SCA Centennial Volunteer Ambassador who has worked for most of the year with the communities neighboring Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is among those temporarily relocated due to deadly wildfires. We spoke with him on Wednesday morning, November 30th.
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SCA Mourns Stephen R. Kellert, Ph.D.

SCA joins the many worldwide saddened by the loss of Stephen R. Kellert, Ph.D., an influential pioneer in promoting the benefits of human connections with nature.
 
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SCA CEO Jaime B. Matyas on US Presidential Election: Official Statement

One of the most unorthodox and divisive presidential elections in US history has come to an end, its outcome leaving many astounded and unsure what comes next. There was consensus going into Tuesday however, that Americans were generally dissatisfied with the country’s direction.
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SCA Partners with America's Promise Alliance

Statement on new partnership:
 
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An Important Message to SCA Members re: Hurricane Matthew

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Statement by SCA CEO Jaime B. Matyas on Proposed National Service Reserve

As a long-time advocate for expanding volunteer opportunities for youth and young adults, the Student Conservation Association welcomes the introduction of a
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Statement on Passing of SCA NH AmeriCorps Member Reed McWilliams

The Student Conservation Association is deeply saddened by the loss of SCA New Hampshire AmeriCorps member Reed McWilliams, 21, of Bethel, Alaska.
 
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These local students use GPS technology to map park features and trails, pinpoint invasive plants in quest to improve County Parks.

Technology on the Trails

As the summer sun burned off the morning fog, a team of students led this day by 16-year-old Maria Contreras left the visitor center at San Pedro Valley County Park on a mission: find English ivy and other invasive plan
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Summer Program Sows Seeds of Learning

 
On the first Friday in August, National Park Service rangers gathered with teenagers from North Philadelphia and Camden to celebrate the end of a new summer program, one that takes urban gardening and adds a dose of history and adventure.
 
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