2019 PA Outdoor Corps in Wellsboro, PA

SCA Behind New Projects Underway at PA State Parks


WELLSBORO, Pa. (WENY) — Crews from the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps are working on several new projects at Hills Creek State Park in Wellsboro. 

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Tagging a Peregrine falcon chick

Peregrines in Flight!

Acadia National Park
The east side of Champlain Mountain doesn’t seem like a forgiving place to learn to fly. Sparse vegetation dots the face of the cliff, which drops off starkly for eight hundred feet. The iron rungs of the Precipice Trail wind up the face, jutting out from the bare granite.
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SCA Names New President / CEO

Student Conservation Association
(ARLINGTON, VA) July 1, 2019 —- The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced that after five years of service as president and chief executive officer, Jaime Berman Matyas has stepped down to pursue other opportunities.
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Teams Clean Up Shuyak Beaches

The Newsminer
Sunshine, hot summer temperatures, blue skies, calm water – these are not usually terms to describe our Kodiak Archipel! Yet, the ten days I spent on tour with the Island C to clean up beaches on Shuyak Island, I was consistently surprised with these attributes.
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Student Conservation Association Opens Doors to the Outdoors for Young Women

Blue Sky Funders Forum
As a longtime proponent of diversity, inclusivity, and equity in the conservation field, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) might not be expected to intentionally exclude a major demographic group from its programs.
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Utilizing the Natural World as a Means of Achieving Mental Wellness
by Jessica Andreone, Student Conservation Association, AmeriCorps member
I have an anxiety disorder.
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Growing Urban Conservationists

Parks & Recreation

On long walks with my grandfather in the Western Ghats of India, he taught me to identify, respect and care for the flora and fauna around me. I have fond memories of the aroma of crushed lemon grass in his gnarled hands as he held it up to my nose.

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New Maps Detail Years of Trail-Building at Greylock Glen

The Berkshire Eagle

Squiggly lines seem to go everywhere on new topographic maps posted this week at Greylock Glen kiosks.

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DCNR Head Salutes Trail Workers in Somerset County

The Tribune-Democrat

The head of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources saluted a dozen Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps workers for their work ethics on Wednesday as they worked to improve a popular long-distance hiking trail in Somerset County.

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Bursting Buds Spark Interest in Citizen Science

The Cordova Times
While walking through Cordova, have you ever noticed the tiny blue flowers blooming in early May? Or while boating on the Copper River Delta have you noticed the yellow and purple flower buds bursting across the landscape?
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