(SALEM, NH) August 8, 2011-The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national leader in youth service and stewardship, and EarthShare, a national environmental non-profit network recently teamed up to provide hands-on conservation opportunities for an ADP Inc. community clean-up project with the Salem Town Forest (STF) in New Hampshire.
In collaboration with the Salem Conservation Commission, SCA New Hampshire, EarthShare and ADP volunteers spent the day clearing debris and reinforcing trails within the Salem Town Forest area. Volunteers distributed more than thirteen yards of gravel and hard pack across 350 feet of trail, helping to remove standing water on the path and making area walkways clear for the benefit of future park visitors.
Participants also unblocked a fifteen foot drainage pipe filled with rubble, each volunteer taking part in a process to clear and extract the pipe from its original location: manually hauling it over 200 yards to a site where it was reclaimed as a culvert to divert water away from pedestrian trail areas.
"This group of volunteers was great," Town of Salem Park Manager Bill Dumont said. "The volunteers, SCA, EarthShare, everyone put a lot of effort into this work. We here at the park were thrilled with the outcome."
Across the nation, thousands of SCA members annually protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states. SCA Program Director Mike Vecchiarelli says that, "this summer SCA was happy to do part of that important work with the help of EarthShare."
EarthShare is a national non-profit that's worked for more than 20 years to connect people and organizations with effective ways to support the environmental causes they care about. Together we've raised more than $260 million for programs that care for our air, land, water, wildlife and public health -- in your community, across the U.S. and around the world. For more information visit http://www.earthshare.org
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the only national organization that develops tomorrow's conservation leaders by providing high school and college students with conservation service opportunities in all 50 states, from urban communities to national parks and forests. Since 1957, SCA's hands-on practice of conservation service has helped to develop new generations of conservation leaders, inspire lifelong stewardship, and save the planet. SCA is a non-profit headquartered in Charlestown, NH and maintains regional offices in Boise, ID, Oakland, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, Seattle, WA, and Washington, D.C. For more, visit at thesca.org
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