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SMHS teen is a trailblazer

Santa Maria Times

By Brian Bullock, Santa Maria TimesSummer break for many teenagers means a part-time job, trips to the beach, family vacations or sometimes all of the above.Griffin Hall, a senior at Santa Maria High School, can tell his friends he spent the summer blazing trails.Hall, 17, spent 28 days in the...Read more

SCA Founder Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam Receives 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal -- First Conservationist Ever to Earn Honor

SCA

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—-Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam, who launched the American conservation service movement more than 50 years ago with the founding of the Student Conservation Association (SCA), has received the 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal from President Barack Obama for “performing...Read more

Hunterdon County teens spend the summer building trails

MyCentralJersey

By Walter O’BrienThe New Jersey Green Team of the Student Conservation Association, a national organization whose mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders, showed off its summer’s work to the Hunterdon County Board of Freeholders at Tuesday’s meeting.John Trontis, director...Read more

SCA Intern "is like the dictionary for Mount Rainier"

The Olympian

“I’m looking forward to pretty much everything,” said Emily DeBoers, aiming her camera at the rest of the group.A highlight of the weekend proved to be Aguilar, a Student Conservation Association intern.Aguilar, who studies environmental sciences at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., began...Read more

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 the Skagit...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 have seen...Read more

Memorial Held for SCA Alumna Slain in Afghanistan

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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

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