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The Power of Washington's Open Park Spaces

The Power of Washington's Open Park Spaces

Huffington Post

Growing up in the Petworth section of the District of Columbia, I was 10 years old before I saw my first real park. I didn’t realize at the time that it would be my salvation from the drugs and violence that were ravaging my community…

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Vets go from firefights to fighting fires

Stars & Stripes

The men and women I’m training know we’re about to confront a merciless enemy. We are all military veterans, and in the field we have an objective, a plan, and the flexibility to change tactics midstream — just as in the armed forces.

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Youth Help Restore Gateway sites

Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — “KLONG! KLONG! KLONG! …

Once again, the pick rises high up toward the overcast sky, hangs there for a few seconds, and slams back down on the granite boulder.

“KLONG!”

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Vassar Alumna Returns To Help Plant Hundreds Of Trees

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

A 1955 Vassar College graduate returned to campus this week to participate in a tree-planting project as part of an organization she founded.That was a tulip tree getting its first drink after being planted in a 5-acre site at Poughkeepsie-based Vassar College’s 530-acre Farm and Ecological...Read more

A door opens on North Side

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quincy Kofi Swatson grew up in Manchester in the ’90s when the influence of crack and gangs was at its peak. He and his friends saw their peers following the path of the few male role models they knew.

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Lighting up opportunity

Buffalo Bulletin

When Joe Svidron’s days as an active member of the U.S. Marine Corps ended and his time as a park management major began, the transition was anything but smooth.

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Environmental Internships

E Magazine

Earthtalk

Dear EarthTalk: I understand that there are many internships available at environmental organizations, some involving working outdoors, some year-round with expenses paid. Where do I find these? – Jason Baar, Los Angeles, CA

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Vassar students plant 1,000 trees

Poughkeepsie Journal

Carrie Perkins had an idea.

As part of an independent research project, Perkins, a senior biology major at Vassar College, decided it would be a good idea to plant … a forest.

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Finch celebrates city’s teen wildlife ambassadors

The Bridgeport News

Mayor Bill Finch congratulated a team of Bridgeport high school students at Beardsley Park on Sept.

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SCA Founder And Vassar College Alumna Liz Putnam Will Join Vassar Students And Faculty Members To Plant 1,100 Trees On Campus

Part of the September 11th National Day of Service, the Effort will Strengthen the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve, Which is Open to the Public WASHINGTON, DC – September 5, 2013 – Student Conservation Association (SCA) founder and Vassar College alumna Elizabeth Titus “Liz” Putnam will come...Read more

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