Dear SCA Manchester and high school students:
Are you looking for something to do this summer? Have you been unable to attend SCA Manchester's Saturday events but want to attend summer hitches (2 week long conservation trips)? Do you want to earn $300 while living and working outside? Now is your time to speak up. Email us your availability now.
SCA Manchester has open spots for their two week conservations hitches in the White Mountains and parks of New Hampshire. Any Manchester high school student is eligible, all the gear is provided (backpacks, tents, a free pair of boots, headlamp, etc), and you get the opportunity to work for a national non-profit environmental organization. What can be better than that?
Here are a list of hitch dates:
Hitch A: July 2 - July 15 (White Mountains National Forest - Androscoggin District)
Hitch B: July 2 - July 15 (Grantham, New Hampshire & Mt. Kearsarge State Forest Park)
Hitch C: July 30 - August 12 (White Mountains National Forest - Pemigewasset District)
Hitch D: July 30 - August 12 (NH Audubon - Newfound Lake)
Please reply to this message if you are interested in coming out on these dates, and we will contact you with further instructions for getting enrolled.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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April 21 the SCA NH corps' high school program, SCA Manchester helped the Governor and his wife dedicate a survivor tree in Concord.
The American Elm seedling was donated to NH as a survivor seedling of the Oklahoma bombing back in April of 1995. It has been steadily taking root in its new home in New Hampshire. To show just what a "survivor" it is check out the tap root that has gone more than 12 feet out in the three short years here in the hardy New England weather.
Dr. Susan Lynch, a pediatrician and 1st lady of NH, was on hand to make the dedication and even did some of the warm-up yoga with the crew before the project got underway. She introduced, Mike Vecchiarelli the SCA NH corps director, who said a few words about the Manchester team and our shared environmental stewardship goals. Finally, he introduced Gov. John Lynch who made the official proclamation of Earth Day in N.H.
Well, it was SCA Manchester's job to see that the tree continue that great growth with a little assistance. The team carefully pealed out the sod and grass; laid down a rich bead of loam; and then a warm bed of mulch. Careful not to hurt the shallow root structure, they built a barrier around the tree and set about doing more invasives removal and mulching elsewhere on the property.