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Vassar Alumna Returns To Help Plant Hundreds Of Trees

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

A 1955 Vassar College graduate returned to campus this week to participate in a tree-planting project as part of an organization she founded.

That was a tulip tree getting its first drink after being planted in a 5-acre site at Poughkeepsie-based Vassar College’s 530-acre Farm...Read more

Vassar students plant 1,000 trees

Poughkeepsie Journal

Carrie Perkins had an idea.

As part of an independent research project, Perkins, a senior biology major at Vassar College, decided it would be a good idea to plant … a forest.

That idea evolved into a three-day effort that continues today and Friday at Vassar College’s...Read more

Vermonter wins Presidential award

Burlington Free Press

Wednesday, August 4, 2010, by Nicole Gaudiano, Free Press Washington Writer

WASHINGTON — In 1955, Elizabeth “Liz” Putnam proposed having student volunteers help maintain national parks for her senior thesis at Vassar College.

She received an A.

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Veterans find work fighting fires

KOTA Territory ABC News

KOTA Territory News

During the summer the risk of wildfires rises, so a six-man crew is doing what it can to prevent that in the Bighorn National Forest.

“We take out the ladder fuels, the fuels that...Read more

The Student Conservation Association's Prescott Veterans Fire Corps relax after a prescribed burn in the Prescott National Forest

Veterans Fire Corps: A Burning Challenge

The Daily Courier

PRESCOTT - For some veterans, returning to civilian life isn’t always easy, but there are ways to make that transition less stressful.

Enter the Veterans Fire Corps, a program designed for veterans who desire to work in conservation-related fields.

The VFC,...Read more

Veterans get wildland fire training to help transition back to civilian life

The Daily Courier

By Joanna Dodder Nellans, This article originally appeared on The Daily Courier

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Veterans Volunteer for One More Mission: Hurricane Sandy Response

SCA

(SOMEWHERE ALONG THE JERSEY SHORE, NJ) Nov. 9, 2012 – Armed simply with chainsaws, a corps of military veterans has arrived on the Jersey Shore to help Sandy-stricken residents trapped by a maze of downed trees and debris.

The team members, whose previous tours have included Iraq,...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

Video: Rio Salado Habitat Reopened

AZCentral.com

A Video from AZCentral highlights SCA’s work on the recently reopened Rio Salado Habitat, with 600 acres of trails near downtown Phoenix for biking and walking. Watch the video:

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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

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