Posts by Kevin Hamilton

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Emigrant National Historic Trail in Wyoming by Bob Wick, BLM.
by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, August 20, 2018
All summer long, the SCA crew at Tongass National Forest worked an alternating schedule: one week of long, arduous days replacing a fading fish pass...
by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Friday, July 27, 2018

The thing you hear most often from SCA alumni is “those X weeks changed my life.”

Nature’s marvels, self-discovery, and a strong sense of accomplishment are...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, July 9, 2018

Things sure have changed since their dads made this trek a quarter century ago.

Cal Najimy and Steve Bagley are part of an SCA team...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018
What are the chances of history repeating itself…twice? Simultaneously?
 
This story begins in the summer of 1992 on Kupreanof Island, part of Tongass
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by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018
SCA has earned many honors over the years: from the Interior Department, the US Conference of Mayors, the Garden Club of America and others (not...
by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Friday, May 11, 2018
“It was one of the coolest moments ever!”
 
Not everyone would attach those words to the impending arrival of an historically calamitous Category 5...
by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Spring came late to much of the country this year, including Vermont and its only national park: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. With a unique focus...
by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Friday, April 20, 2018
For outdoor advocates, April is an active month, encompassing everything from Earth Day to National Volunteer Week and National Garden Month. And from 4/21-4/29, we...
by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Thursday, April 19, 2018

Like grandchildren rummaging through an attic trove of photographs, Student Conservation Association interns at Yosemite National Park recently began to sort, scan, and...

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Thursday, April 12, 2018
As the saying goes: “the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Apparently, that applies to parks and volunteers, too.
 
Earlier this...
by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, April 9, 2018
SCA Earth Month Volunteers at Metro Atlanta Urban Farm
Metro Atlanta Urban Farm is a five acre parcel in the city’s College Park section. Its certified naturally-grown crops are raised and harvested by a...
by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Thursday, April 5, 2018
After all SCA has done for the environment, this is how she treats us? On Liz Putnam’s birthday?!
 
Last Tuesday, Mayor Bill de...
by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2018
SCA interns snowshoe at Grand Teton National Park
For students who are able to get away, Spring Break usually means sand, not snow. Chilling, not chilly. And maybe getting a little wild, not...
by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Friday, March 9, 2018
Through my SCA/AmeriCorps service as a Junior Native American Liaison with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, I have traveled to Alaska, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts,...
by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, March 5, 2018
Attention SCA AmeriCorps alumni and anyone else with an AmeriCorps Education Award: you can apply your award toward registration fees, lodging, and even travel to...
by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, December 18, 2017
Reginald “Flip” Hagood, who currently serves on the SCA President’s Council following a 20-year run as senior vice president with SCA, will receive The Corps...
by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Monday, December 4, 2017
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which inflicted $200B in damage upon the City of Houston, SCA spoke with Ingrid Piña, a 17-year old SCA...
by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Most SCA members will tell you they are motivated by a love of nature, a concern for the environment, or a desire to give back....

by Kevin Hamilton | Posted Tuesday, September 26, 2017

On Alaska’s North Slope this summer, a team of SCA interns spent long days trapping rodents, documenting plant diversity, and collecting soil and water samples....

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