Seeing ruins at Wupatki National Monument

By Ron Dungan - The Arizona RepublicWUPATKI NATIONAL MONUMENT - It’s midafternoon on a hot summer day, and ranger Chuck Sypher is talking about farming.Volunteers at this park northeast of Flagstaff have planted a garden, Sypher says, to see how Pueblo farmers made a go of it in this bare,...Read more

My Turn: Park workers strive for a safer river

Pocono Record

Photo by Aviator Dave. CC.By JOHN J. DONAHUE - Superintendent of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation AreaAs the Superintendent of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Middle Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, I commend the Pocono Record editorial staff for their...Read more

Fall River students working in support of a healthier planet

South Coast Today

By SEAN McCARTHY, Fall River Spirit correspondentThe environmental movement is galvanizing young people around the world, and this summer a group of area students learned that they could make positive contributions to a healthier planet by becoming involved in their own surroundings.The South...Read more

McDade Trail Getting Longer

Pike County Press

Story By Susan KoomarDINGMANS FERRY - Residents on the Milford end of the McDade Trail will be able to take a much longer hike next summer if all goes according to plan.National Park Service officials expect to open a new section of trail that will extend from Raymondskill Road south to Bushkill...Read more

NPS interns get a dose of the real world

Verde Independent

MONTEZUMA CASTLE - What do you do when you graduate college but the economy is in such shambles you can’t find a job?There is always the option of staying in school, getting a master’s degree or a PhD, then spending the rest of your life figuring how you are going to pay off your student loans....Read more

A Cleaner and Greener Detroit: Conservation Leadership Corps Wraps Up Six-Week Teen Employment Program

Press Release

One hundred and ten high school students from Detroit spent their summer landscaping, planting and pruning hundreds of trees, building and maintaining miles of trails, constructing native timber benches, removing invasive plants, repairing drainage and erosion issues, and constructing a ...Read more

Dozens of Young Workers Restoring Long Island State Parks


Story By Bill Bleyer, Photo by SCANearly 70 young people are restoring Long Island state parks as part of a new job-training program.They are participants in the State Parks Conservation Corps.

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Conservation Corps Puts 200 Youth to Work in New York State Parks

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For more information contact: Dan Keefe, 518-486-1868Conservation Corps Puts 200 Youth to Work in New York State ParksDepartment of Labor partnership funds $3.35 million youth job-training program in State Parks; Over 40 Student Conservation Association members removing invasive species,...Read more

Helping nature while learning skills: Youth spend summer building a nature trail in Veterans Memorial Park

Bridgeport News

Written by Brad DurrellMayor Bill Finch talks to Student Conservation Association program participant Chris Diaz about the trail work at Veterans Memorial Park in the North End.Joseph Martinez got a taste of the real world this summer.The 17-year-old participated in the Student Conservation...Read more

Amtrak And Student Conservation Association Partner To Preserve Yosemite National Park

Press Release

Half Dome, YosemiteAmtrak’s partnership this summer with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) is enabling high school and college age students from around the country to gain real, hands-on experience preserving Yosemite National Park, one of Amtrak’s most popular destinations.”Amtrak is a...Read more


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