Pittsburgh Teen: A One-Man Force

News One

Growing up, AmaRece Davis (pictured) didn’t have the most-positive outlook. In fact, it was the same outlook as most of the young men in Homewood, one of the most economically depressed, crime-ridden areas of Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County park rangers program dubbed success


Pittsburgh hopes to have park rangers patrolling Riverview Park in the North Side next year as the city and Allegheny County expand their first-year programs.

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SCA Crewmembers at a Pittsburgh park

Pittsburgh’s Resiliency in an Age of Climate Change

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

By adopting the historic Paris climate accord, the world’s nations have agreed to work together for the good of the planet.

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Plymouth Township company pitches in for student cleanup effort

Observer & Eccentric

Employees from Johnson Controls in Plymouth Township worked alongside Detroit students Wednesday as part of a leadership-training program dedicated to cleaning up the city and fostering environmental stewardship.It was the sixth annual Greening Day for the Conservation Leadership Corps, a...Read more

SCA Member Jay Carter in his element

Preserve the power of America's parks

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This story originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. You can read it in full here.I grew up in Hazelwood, never imagining that our national parks would be relevant to my life, much less central to my ambitions and to my hopes for my city.

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Preserving National Parks Despite The Sequester

Seattle Post Intelligencer

By Norman Dicks, former U.S. Representative, Washington District 6.One of the many unfortunate effects of the federal sequester is its impact on our national parks. National parks are the greatest physical example of America’s majesty.

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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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Profile: Student Conservation Association 2017 CIRI Youth Crew
To ensure Alaska Native youth remain connected with their land, culture and heritage, since 2010 CIRI has sponsored a Student Conservation Association (SCA) Youth Crew. “Our goal is to build the next generation of conservation leaders,” said SCA Partnership Director for Alaska Jeff Samuels....Read more

Program Gives Low-Income Students Jobs Cleaning Up County Parks

Belmont Patch

Source: Belmont, CA Patch, by Jennifer van der KleutThese students have spent all summer cleaning up county parks and learning ‘green’ job skills - and the Student Conservation Association will give them each a $1,000 stipend.Student Conservation Association (SCA), a nationwide conservation...Read more

Program makes effort to fit in East Liberty

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

John Heller/Post-GazetteBy Diana Nelson Jones, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteA car pulled up to the curb at 5525 Black St. the other day and a large man walked to the fence.”I’ve seen people working out here,” he said, draping his arms over the metal railing. “I ride through here all the time...Read more


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