Stories from the Field
The Washington Monument reopened recently, following 2 years and $15M worth of repairs after damage sustained during a 2012 earthquake.
June is THE month to get outside!
OK, sure, at SCA we believe in getting outside every day all year round, but if for some odd reason you could only pick one month to embrace the great outdoors, June would have to be it!
Why, you ask?
At May’s ConSERVE NYC event, over 50 SCA volunteers took to the beachfront to continue the storm recovery process by removing 1500 pounds of debris from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn.
Earlier this spring, SCA teamed up with national supporter Southwest Airlines for Message to the Field — a series of service events bringing together Southwest employees, friends, and family to beautify communities across the nation. As a culmination of this spring service campaign, SCA and Southwest joined up on Monday for the largest event yet, restoring Dallas’s Trinity River Corridor in celebration of Earth Day.
An army of blue-clad Conservation Rock Stars stormed Hudson River Park on Saturday, celebrating Earth Day with hands-on service at April’s ConSERVE NYC event.
Hitch 4 brought WildCorps to the Living Desert, a public botanical garden and zoo in Palm Desert, CA. The Living Desert is unique in that it is the only American zoo focused solely on the deserts of the world.
With winter finally winding down (go team spring!), what better time to announce the winners to the “I
This weekend, 100 SCA volunteers joined up to build resiliency on the New York City waterfront by clearing ground for a new section of the Brooklyn Greenway.
Cover: Natural Bridges Nat’l Monument, known for its starry nights, NPS/David W. Frank
Sure. You could spend a few months serving the planet with an SCA internship at a world famous national park, working around tourists, instagramming well-known geysers in your spare time. Your friends back home will check their phones and be all like, “Oh. Look at that. Taylor’s hanging out at Yellowstone or something. That’s cool.”
SCA’s NPS Academy 2014 is off and running! Hundreds of college students have converged on four national parks to get a first-hand view of what careers in the National Park Service (NPS) are all about.
This year, more than 120 students from diverse backgrounds are visiting Grand Teton, Great Smoky Mountains, Alaska’s Kenai Fjords and National Parks of New York Harbor. But, as most SCA NPS Academy members will tell you, they are really learning much more than professional possibilities.
The National Park Service Director’s Partnership Award annually recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and/or lifetime achievements carried out by national park partners nationwide, everyday. It’s a great honor to SCA’s Community Crew program to be nominated by our long time partner Mount Rainier National Park.
I had two job offers for the summer before my junior year of high school, and I went for the one that came with new boots. The job was with Student Conservation Association (SCA), a program that offers youth the opportunity for real jobs in the conservation ﬁeld.
SCA teamed up with the National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area to organize the largest ConSERVE NYC event to date, bringing over 100 volunteers to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on March 1st to continue the storm recovery process.
Forget diamonds. Nothing says forever like a 6 million year old mountain range. Ever evocative of enduring beauty, mystery, discovery, and commitment, it’s no wonder that national parks and public lands play setting to some of the most cheek-dampening marriage proposals and wedding ceremonies that you’re ever likely to see.
The SCA and SWA braved a possible two inches of snow forecasted for later in the afternoon in Atlanta to volunteer in Piedmont Park on Monday, Feb.10.
Hundreds of SCA volunteers across the country took to the ﬁeld yesterday to celebrate the MLK National Day of Service. From pulling invasives with National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis in DC, to cleaning up a historic park in Harlem, to rejuvenating community gardens in California, SCA members carried on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through hands-on service.
TOP PHOTO: NPS Director Jon Jarvis surveys the litter haul with DC Community Crew member Ashley C. during SCA’s MLK Day service project in Ft. Dupont Park
SCA volunteers braved rain, sleet, and snow at January’s ConSERVE NYC event in Manhattan – and kept going strong! The project was an auspicious start to a weekend of SCA service events nationwide to mark the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service.