Molly Barth has always enjoyed the outdoors and had been car camping many times before her first SCA crew in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado after her junior year of high school. But her 2005 summer crew was like no camping she had done before and grounded in her mind that she loves the outdoors, hiking, and working to protect the environment.
When I asked Marquise Usher what his favorite part about CLC was, he answered without hesitation: “The people. There’s just so much camaraderie and we all get along.” His profile, hanging on the CLC students wall in the Oakland SCA office, declares under the question: Is there anything else we should know about you?: “I love this group to death!”
Chris Cheng, 17, just returned home to El Cerrito from three weeks in Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado. This beautiful park is best known for its dinosaur fossil collection in the Dinosaur Quarry, but what Chris and his crew did this summer had to do with a modern kind of beast…
It was pouring rain, boots were caked in mud, and rain jackets were soaked, but none of Houston’s Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) members cared as they helped plant their 150th loblolly pine outside the George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Will Clayton Parkway. The students felt a great sense of accomplishment at the end of the day, for they participated in the largest volunteer tree planting in Houston’s history.