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Stimulus funds SCA trail crew in Virginia

The News Leader

By Rebecca MartinezWEST AUGUSTA - Forest Ranger Elwood Burge thinks you have a gem in your backyard and you don’t even know it.Enormous trees created a lush and quiet canopy over his hike on the Ramsey’s Draft Wilderness trail near West Augusta on Tuesday.

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New log bridge open across Thunder Creek in North Cascades National Park

The Oregonian

A temporary log crossing is in place over Thunder Creek, making the Thunder Creek Trail passable again to foot traffic, in Washington’s rugged North Cascades National Park.The trail was closed about 14 miles from the trailhead, just before the Skagit Queen Camp, due to the failure of...Read more

Students cap summer of planting trees, clearing trails

Stamford Advocate

By Frank MacEachernClearing brush and working outside in the summer heat can be challenging, said a Greenwich student who spent the last six weeks working in the town’s parks.”It was tough,” said Nick Ambrogio, 16.

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Rugged work with SCA trail crew rewarding

Bangor Daily News

By Brad Viles, Special to the NEWSThey’ve been sighted by hikers on Bigelow this summer. You might have seen them if you took a family hike to Gulf Hagas. They were there, too. If you backpacked on the Appalachian Trail in the “100-mile wilderness” from Monson to Abol Bridge, you would...Read more

Memorial Held for SCA Alumna Slain in Afghanistan

SCA

Cheryl Beckett, an SCA alumna and one of 10 humanitarian aid workers killed by gunmen in Afghanistan this month, was remembered today at a memorial service at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT. Ms. Beckett had served there as an SCA intern in 2000.Friends,...Read more

SCA helps rebuild Yukon gold rush trails

The Doings Western Springs

By JANE MICHAELSSome might consider a month of shoveling gravel eight hours a day a sentence of hard labor, but a Lyons Township High School senior found it an adventure in the wilds of Alaska.”It felt like a different world out there,” Andrew Stables of Western Springs recalled about his month-...Read more

A Conservation Visionary At Last Honored By Obama Today

Change.org

by Jess Leber August 04, 2010 09:19 AM (PT) Topics: Environmental Activism, Forests, WildlifeThe year was 1955, long before national service had a model in the Peace Corps, and more than a decade before Earth Day even existed.Liz, then a senior at Vassar College, read a magazine article...Read more

Doing the dirty work

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise

SCA work crews give back by improving backcountry trails and campsitesBy MIKE LYNCH, Enterprise Outdoors WriterAs the four Student Conservation Association workers sat around a campfire on a St. Regis Pond island, storm clouds moved across the sky.

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Student volunteers working at Hopewell site

Reading Eagle

By Darrin Youker, Reading EagleChae-Young Yhm of South Korea is spending part of her summer vacation breaking rocks in Berks County.Yhm, a 15-year-old from Seoul, is helping to build trails at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site as a volunteer with the Student Conservation Association based...Read more

Vassar alumna Elizabeth Putnam ’55 receives the 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal at White House ceremony, August 4, 2010.

Vassar Info News

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—On August 4 in a ceremony at the White House, President Barack Obama awarded Student Conservation Association (SCA) founder and Vassar College alumna Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam ’55 the 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal for “performing exemplary deeds of service for her...Read more

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