Posts by Kevin Hamilton

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, August 30, 2021

The final diary entry from a melancholy Team Leader Jake Westrich:

I can’t believe it’s over. One guy on my team asked Patrick [Gallo, SCA program...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Here’s the very latest from Team Leader Jake Westrich:

After finishing up our work on the Golden Gate Trail, we transitioned to another neat locality called...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Friday, August 6, 2021

Just a few days after getting back in from Bonny Lakes, we hitched up our trailer and drove Dusty five hours from Enterprise, OR to...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Wednesday, July 21, 2021

By Jake Westrich, Team Leader

So for our final hitch in the Oregon Wilderness, we went to work on trails near Bonny Lakes in the Eagle Cap...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2021

By Jake Westrich, Team Leader

This hitch, they sent us to the aptly-named Hells Canyon National Recreation Area/Wilderness for more trail clearing. An intense heat dome...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, June 21, 2021

Imagine being part of a roving SCA backcountry trail team, working six weeks at Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in northeast Oregon followed by five weeks in...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, April 19, 2021

AS SCA commemorates Earth Day, we’re sharing nationwide youth perspectives through The SCA Climate Survey, tales of SCA members’ service across the country, and virtual...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Sometimes storylines just write themselves.

The inaugural SCA Parks Pandemonium tournament, a decidedly non-scientific survey to determine “America’s favorite outdoor playground,” came down to the first...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, February 15, 2021
“Few if any calendars make note of it, and Hallmark has no greeting card for it, but February is National Youth Leadership Month.” 
 
If...
by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Friday, December 4, 2020

Suzanne Tarkulich arrived at Big Hole National Battlefield in Montana in October, and already she’s visited Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier National Parks, as well...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Tuesday, December 1, 2020

This is our second in a series of SCA winter project profiles.

In recent years, SCA’s long-running summer-fall Adirondack Corps has added a smaller winter program...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Sled dogs in the snow

As the seasons turn, SCA is turning our spotlight on members working in winter conditions.

Sled dogs have always been part of Denali National Park and...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Tuesday, September 8, 2020

By Grace O’Hara, Richard J. Guadagno SCA Conservation Fellow

Nineteen years ago on September 11th our nation changed forever when four planes departed from various East...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Tuesday, May 19, 2020

“Don’t mind that sound,” said Liz Putnam. “It’s only my bird clock chirping away.”

Late last month, the recorded call of a yellow warbler signaled the...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, May 4, 2020

by David Kurapka

Like so many SCA alumni I was deeply moved by Sarah’s reflections on how her SCA experience prepared her for being isolated...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, April 27, 2020

Since 2018, SCA has engaged local young adults in GulfCorps, a program in which members restore coastal habitats damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2020

This 50th Earth Day is unlike any other and Katie Wareham is celebrating in similarly unique fashion: she’s exiting a self-imposed 14-day quarantine.

But before we...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, April 20, 2020

March 16th marked Zack Rowatt’s and Erica Watkins’ first day as interpretive interns at Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve. That’s also the day the...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Tuesday, April 14, 2020

by Kevin Hamilton, SCA VP for Communications

On April 21, 2009 – barely three months after his inauguration – Barack Obama planted native trees with SCA...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, March 2, 2020

In February, we introduced SCA interns – and twins – Megan and Katie Woods, who are researching underplayed yet essential moments from Boston’s past at...

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