Posts by Emmet Pruss

by Emmet Pruss | Posted Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The termination of 2 short weeks will mark the completion of the SCA program that I have been a part of with 22 companions for the last 10 months.

by Emmet Pruss | Posted Friday, July 26, 2013

Something that I knew about SCA, but didn’t fully appreciate until recently, is the storied history and shear diversity of the programs that they offer.

My program, for example, is a Residential Corps Program. This means that I share my living space, meals, and community with 22 coworkers at our repurposed Knights of Columbus camp in rural Hawley, Massachusetts.

by Emmet Pruss | Posted Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The tag on my hammock reads “Step 1 Relax.” There are no other steps; it’s a succinct instruction.

And a decent one to keep in mind at work—not just trail work, all work. All not work, too, in fact.

On our hitch at Mt. Greylock, John takes deep breaths between sips of this morning’s coffee. He has an interview at 5 PM.

by Emmet Pruss | Posted Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Connecticut River gluts flatly into the horizon, viewed from the observation deck atop Mt. Sugarloaf in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Church steeples from small towns freckle the foothills, the spaces between them carpeted under humid shags of exhaling trees.

Emmet Pruss

Hawley, Massachusetts

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  • Position Title
    Education and Trail Team Member
  • Field Site Name
    Hawley, Massachusetts
  • Hometown
    St. Johns, Michigan
  • School
    University of Michigan
  • Major
    English Literature
  • Dream Job
  • If I could pass a law…
    One hundred hours of community service for roadside littering
  • The person who inspires me post is…
    Cold Mountain
  • If I were a shape-shifter, I’d turn into…
    A tortoise
  • Most memorable outdoor moment
    Inadvertently spending the night in a cave on the saddle of the Middle Teton at Grand Teton National Park in Jackson, Wyoming.
  • Favorite Song
    “Scherzo for an Old Shoe” by Charlie Byrd
  • Motto
    “I don’t have a credo. Perhaps this is a credo.”

What forces, events, or influences in your life inspired you to become a conservationist? My parents instilled in me a life-long dedication to environmental stewardship by the example of their everyday lives throughout my adolescence. This was expounded upon and increased by the people I’ve met and respected since leaving home. Today, conservation is synonymous for me with being an engaged and felicific citizen.

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