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Summer Student Conservation workers get job done

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Every summer, thousands of low-income youths across the nation work on public lands on Student Conservation Association crews. They build and clear trails, clean garbage dumps, plant and tend trees and remove invasive growth.

This summer, one local crew installed rain containers...Read more

Carolyn Livengood: The Student Conservation Association reaches milestone

MercuryNews.com

The Student Conservation Association, the national leader in providing young people, 15 to 19 years of age, with career-shaping opportunities in conservation, has reached a phenomenal milestone — 75,000 volunteers in total — since SCA...Read more

Teenagers working on trails

The Dispatch

Infusions of grant money and youthful energy are once again helping Mount Rainier National Park shape up this summer.
A grant from the National Park Foundation is helping pay for three teams of teenagers recruited by the Student Conservation Association’s Base to Base Camp program from...Read more

Future conservationists help out at Heinz refuge

Philadelphia Inquirer

At the beginning of a work week that promised hot, steamy days, five high school students put on bug repellent, yellow hard hats, gardening gloves, and work boots before Monday’s shift at the John Heinz National Wildlife...Read more

Volunteers help restore long-closed Parvin trail

Courier Post

PITTSGROVE – About 5 feet of water flooded nearly a mile of the Long Trail in Parvin State Park during Hurricane Irene in 2011. Today, that stretch of the 2.7-mile-long trail still remains closed.

Long after the water receded, overgrown vegetation covers where the trail once...Read more

Jaime Berman Matyas Named President and CEO of the Student Conservation Association

(WASHINGTON D.C.)  July 29, 2014 – The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced the appointment of Jaime Berman Matyas as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Matyas will succeed Dale Penny who is retiring after nearly two decades of dedicated service.

Matyas...Read more

Students Help Conserve State Parks

New Jersey Herald

For the past few weeks, 10 high school students from throughout the country have been enjoying the natural beauty of Sussex County — and the students, in turn, have reciprocated the hospitality by volunteering their time in a variety of efforts aimed at enhancing the enjoyment afforded to...Read more

Video: Teens to Work on Improving Mount Baldy Trail

KTUU/NBC

This summer 18 groups of teens, ages 15 through 19, are working through the Student...Read more

Vets go from firefights to fighting fires

Stars & Stripes

The men and women I’m training know we’re about to confront a merciless enemy. We are all military veterans, and in the field we have an objective, a plan, and the flexibility to change tactics midstream — just as in the armed forces.

In this case our adversary isn’t al-...Read more

Bugs, heat, hard work turn into eco-careers at SCA

Next Pittsburgh

Get a bunch of city kids out in the park to learn trail maintenance and it can get unpleasant rapidly—or it can be downright inspiring.

“It’s hard work, it’s hot and it’s buggy,” says Jennifer Meccariello Layman, who directs the Pittsburgh chapter of the national...Read more

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