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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

Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam: first conservationist to receive Presidential Citizens Award

Examiner.com

August 4, 1:34 PM,  by Environmental Policy ExaminerJean WilliamsOn August 4, President Obama rewarded 13 citizens with the prestigious honor of receiving the 2010 Presidential Citizens Award.The awards were started in 1969 under President Nixon and have been given to such notable people as...Read more

Shaftsbury resident Putnam honored for lifetime commitment to conservation

Bennington Banner

 Wednesday August 4, 2010, by Neal P.

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Vermonter wins Presidential award

Burlington Free Press

Wednesday, August 4, 2010, by Nicole Gaudiano, Free Press Washington WriterWASHINGTON — In 1955, Elizabeth “Liz” Putnam proposed having student volunteers help maintain national parks for her senior thesis at Vassar College.She received an A.Wednesday, after spending more than 50 years making...Read more

Kids go nuts over nature

Northwest Navigator

Naval Station Everett’s Child and Youth Programs invite children 5 to 12 years old to come out Tuesday through Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for half-day camps throughout the summer at the Smokey Point Support Complex in Marysville.

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