Meet the Chicagoan Determined to Break Down Barriers to Outdoor Inclusion for Latino People Like Him

The 297-acre Big Marsh Bike Park on Chicago’s Southeast Side draws herons, egrets, and mallards to its wetlands, coyotes and deer to its meadows, and riders to its bike trails.

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SCA Statement on the Nomination of Charles Sams III as Director of the National Park Service

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) applauds the nomination of Charles “Chuck” Sams III as director of the National Park Service. Mr.
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Conservation Begins Here, With Each One of Us

By Dakota Springer

The thing about poison ivy – aside from the obvious, of course – is once you know what it looks like, you can’t not see it.

Like a lot of things in life.

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SCA Covid-19 Management Plan

Since the start of the pandemic, SCA has continually monitored Covid-19 trends, CDC guidance, and related local protocols.

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And Just Like That, I Was in Full Camp Mode

Peninsula Clarion

As a child, being outdoors was a huge part of my life. Some of my favorite memories are those in nature with the people I love.

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SCA Making Cold River Trails More Accessible

The Berkshire Eagle

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) has returned to the Cold River stretch of the Mohican-Mohawk hiking trail. A joint effort last November, with the Berkshire Natural Resources Council and the Manice Education Center, reopened the trail, which had been strewn with blowdowns.

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SCA Interns Complete Experience at Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

OCG News

Five students from four Atlanta-area high schools have completed a month-long internship maintaining trails and greenspace in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area and other sites around Atlanta.

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SCA Gives Face Lift to Madera Canyon Trails

Sahuarita Sun

During 2020, record numbers of visitors came to Madera Canyon to enjoy the trails, nature and a little time away from all things COVID-19. The additional foot traffic further eroded the canyon’s most popular trails.

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Fighting Climate Change Can Also Mean Improving Equity


The fight against climate change may be taking a striking new turn under the Biden administration. The White House is calling climate action a form of environmental justice, part of a campaign to address economic and racial inequity.

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SCA Alums Named in NPCA's 10 under 40

Members of NPCA’s Next Generation Advisory Council shine a spotlight on young leaders around the country who are making a difference in conservation.
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