These students don’t need video games; this summer, they’re getting a ﬁrsthand look at the real-life ravages of a superstorm.Dozens of high school students have spent their summer earning minimum wage to clear debris, paint and perform other chores along Jamaica Bay as part of the Sandy Recovery program led by the Student Conservation Association.“I feel very strongly that we gave young people thRead more
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This expansive region is home to more than a half-dozen community conservation programs that provide jobs and career training for urban teens, three large conservation corps that provide community outreach plus support for state parks in partnership with AmeriCorps, and the SCA National Conservation Center, our LEED-certiﬁed training and operations facility in Charlestown, NH.
Across the Northeast, you are just as likely to meet an SCA volunteer in a local classroom as on the Appalachian Trail; in a NY DEC research lab as on Cape Cod National Seashore. As SCA addresses the area’s distinctive environmental needs, among the most urgent is the ecological devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, in partnership with the City of New York, recently charged SCA to lead a youth-fueled, multi-year restoration effort in federal and city parklands affected by the storm. After just a few months, National Park Service oﬃcials stated some parks were already in better shape than they were before Sandy. That’s the sort of impact SCA members make here every day.
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- Hurricane Sandy recovery
- Community Conservation programs
- Career Discovery Intern Program
- Gateway National Recreation Area
- Adirondack Preserve
- Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation
- City of Boston
- White Mountain National Forest