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Originally Posted By Casey Welch on the Southwest Airlines Blog
On April 7, the Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national leader in youth service and stewardship, named Southwest Airlines its "Official Airline." Additionally, we're getting our hands dirty and joining student volunteers at SCA Earth Day service projects across our system for our Spring Share the Spirit initiative.
The charitable partnership between Southwest Airlines and the SCA will advance the Association's mission of "building the next generation of conservation leaders" by expanding green service and job readiness opportunities for high school and college-age individuals nationwide. Southwest is committed to Youth Leadership & Community Involvement as well as our Environment, and we believe that this charitable partnership with SCA further exemplifies our dedication to these causes.
In addition to SCA projects, the Share the Spirit Team worked with the National Wildlife and Refuge Association (NWRA) to identify project opportunities. Employee volunteers are encouraged to work with SCA, NWRA, or the local Parks and Recreation Department and volunteer for our environment!
For more information about the Southwest's Share the Spirit program, click here.
Session one has wrapped up and session two has been on the ground since Monday. Follow Lauren for photos and stories from session two.
A section of the bridle trail at Bethpage State Park is so muddy, that the suction reportedly pulled shoes off of the horses hooves (it definitely pulled boots off of feet). Since the terrain makes drainage impossible, this turnpike will elevate the trail, allowing water do drain through the tread surface, keeping all mud below the structure, and maintaining a solid surface for horse and vehicle traffic.
By Wendy Liscow, Program Officer, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
One warm, crystal clear morning in August, I was lacing up my hiking boots with great anticipation. Not only was I going to get to leave my more formal foundation program officer uniform at home, but I was also going to a site visit at the South Mountain Reservation to meet the Student Conservation Association's Newark-area service corps. I had been to visit the crews last summer at Newark's Branch Brook Park and was blown away by the high school students' enthusiasm and the skills and knowledge they had accumulated over seven busy weeks. This visit promised to be equally gratifying.
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