Posts by Amosh Neupane

by Amosh Neupane | Posted Monday, August 18, 2014

While loading the hard hats into our van at Floyd Bennett Field, I heard someone ask, “Why are we taking these hats with...

by Amosh Neupane | Posted Tuesday, August 5, 2014

We tried several times, but failed every single time. There always seemed to be something faulty in our technique or our positioning. During one...

by Amosh Neupane | Posted Monday, July 28, 2014

Instead of working at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, the crew was headed to a new location: Soundview Park in the Bronx. I was horrified when our crew leaders shared information about the carnivorous black flies in the salt marsh where we would be working. The shocking news had me worrying for the rest of the day: “What if a fly takes a chunk out of my face?”

by Amosh Neupane | Posted Thursday, July 17, 2014

What’s the difference between an axe-mattock, a pick-mattock, and a pick-axe? Which rake is better, the hard or the soft one? How does one separate a poison ivy plant from other, non-harmful shrubs? What’s the best thing about mugwort? I could go on with the questions… This first week has been all about questions for me.

by Amosh Neupane | Posted Monday, July 7, 2014

To many people, the thought of spending the summer outside working under the sun isn’t a pleasing prospect. The sweat, the sunburn, the awkward tan...

Amosh Neupane

Youth Conservation Corps, New York City

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SCA Title: Crew member

Site Name: Youth Conservation Corps, New York City


Hometown: Bhadrapur, Nepal and Queens, New York City

School: Middlebury College

Major: Undecided


Dream Job: Public Service

Current favorite song: The Scientist by Coldplay

The person who inspires me most is… My dear mom, J. K. Rowling, and Hubert Selby, Jr.


If I could pass a law… I would mandate carrying a reusable water bottle for all, at all times.

If I was a shape shifter I’d turn into… A snowy owl or an orca?

My motto: Stop trying to maneuver life in the right direction; instead, let life do it for you.


My most memorable outdoor moment: There isn’t exactly one to mention. Every time I’m out volunteering with my friends and we complain about mosquito bites, or gobble down a sandwich in two gulps on the trail, or pose whimsically with tools for pictures, all these moments are amazing and precious.


What forces, events, or influences in your life inspired you to become a conservationist? The joy I experience when I realize that what I’m doing isn’t for me, but is for every single living and non-living object on this planet. Conservation is giving ode to previous generations for helping Mother Earth live, and at the same time safeguarding the Earth for future generations.

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