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SCA ECC member takes down dead pine with chainsaw at Connetquot State Park

SCA takes page from history in pine beetle battle

Newsday

The piles of brush lined a section of Connetquot State Park Sunday as young men and women took chain saws to the trees infested by the southern pine beetle.
 
But the inaugural class of the Excelsior Conservation Corps, a group tackling conservation...Read more
SCA ECC crew at Connetquot State Park on Long Island

Behind the LI trees killed by the southern pine beetle

Newsday

It’s a lovely brook. The current is strong and the water gurgles as it rushes under a footbridge. Canada geese honk in the distance. A hiking trail parallels the brook, lined with trees on both banks.
 
They’re pitch pines and they stand tall. But...Read more

SCA Founder Remembers Roots of Conservation

Burlington Free Press

It began as a last-ditch proposal for a senior college thesis.

Two years later, in 1957, Shaftsbury resident Liz Putnam founded the Student Conservation Association, a nonprofit auxiliary to the National Park Service. It wasn’t easy...Read more

Padre Island National Seashore float at recent Mardi Gras parade

Find a Treasure at Padre Island National Seashore

Corpus Christi Caller Times
 
“I didn’t know we had a national park here!”
 
You have no idea how many times I’ve heard that since arriving last summer at Padre Island National Seashore. I’m an intern, a Centennial Volunteer Ambassador, charged with community outreach in...Read more

Statement by SCA CEO Jaime Berman Matyas

Matyas Statement on Sec. Jewell Order re: Barriers
PHOTO: SCA volunteer Justin Duncan, SCA President Jaime Berman Matyas, SCA volunteer CJ Goulding, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell at SCA service project, George Washington Memorial Parkway in Arlington, VA.
 
“The Student Conservation Association is encouraged by...Read more
SCA Founder Liz Putnam presented the Robert Marshall Award from the Wilderness Society

SCA Founding President Liz Putnam Presented with The Wilderness Society’s Robert Marshall Award

(WASHINGTON, DC) February 24, 2016 – Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam, who in 1957 founded the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and sparked the American youth conservation movement, tonight received The Wilderness Society’s Robert Marshall Award at a ceremony in Washington, DC. The Marshall...Read more

Let’s Make Our Parks More Inclusive

The Dirt

Go to a national park and you may see brown bears, blue herons, or Redwood trees. But you’re less likely to see any people of color. According to a survey conducted by the National Park Service in 2011, approximately 80...Read more

Red Ant Pants founder and SCA Alum Sarah Calhoun

Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show No. 18: Sarah Calhoun

Huffington Post

Realizing you need help and learning how to ask for help are crucial skills for a founder.

And while how much money you make at a startup is a way to keep score, a successful life can’t be measured only in dollars.

These topics were the focus of interviews...Read more

Governor Cuomo Announces Selection of Inaugural Excelsior Conservation Corps Enrollees

LongIsland.com

Albany, NY - January 20, 2016 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the selection of enrollees for New York State’s Excelsior Conservation Corps, a new AmeriCorps environmental education and stewardship program for 18 to 25 year olds. Members enrolled in the program will perform meaningful...Read more

Governor Cuomo Announces Selection of Inaugural Excelsior Conservation Corps Enrollees

50 Participants to Undertake Environmental Stewardship Projects at 63 State Parks and DEC sites

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the selection of enrollees for New York State’s Excelsior Conservation Corps, a...Read more

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