Big Steps Forward for State Parks

Sacramento Bee

On Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed two important measures that will help move California’s world-class state park system and its steward, the Department of Parks and Recreation, forward in the 21st century.

As longtime park advocates and conservation partners who grew up camping...Read more

SCA's Centennial Volunteer Ambassador for Lake Mead, Chris Mirque

New Lake Mead ambassador AmeriCorps volunteer

Boulder City Review

After graduating college in Michigan and living in Chicago for more than a year, Chris Mirque decided the Midwest wasn’t cutting it for him.

So the then-22 year-old packed his bags and took a job with AmeriCorps, ultimately leading him to Boulder City.

“I had a span...Read more

Putting a Love of the Outdoors into Action

Mountain News

Some people are fortunate to find their passion early in life. Connor Stack, a senior at Rim High, is just such a person.

At the age of 11 he signed up to volunteer with the Children’s Forest. “Being able to volunteer at a young age showed me I could make a difference in the...Read more

SCA Member Jeremy Taitano has been selected as the recipient of The North Face "NEVER STOP" Campaign. Here he is holding some salamanders.

The North Face Partnership Gives Youth, Veterans Opportunities to Work on Public Lands

Department of Interior Blog

Today, The North Face announced a $100,000 donation on behalf of conservation corps heroes as part of the company’s continued commitment to care for public lands and recognize inspiring people through the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (...Read more

An SCA marine debris removal crew on a typical day along the beautiful Olympic coast.

SCA Restores and Preserves Olympic National Park’s Wilderness Coast

NOAA's Marine Debris Blog

This summer, a NOAA Marine Debris Program’s Community-Based Removal grant enabled the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to assemble four debris removal crews at Olympic National Park. This Park works with partner agencies such as the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS) to...Read more

SCA Member William Moore III working with kids at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Refuge Notebook: Refuge intern has best summer by far

Peninsula Calrion

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

I didn’t know what to expect when I accepted the visitor services internship at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. I’m from Oklahoma, also known as the Sooner State. I grew up in a fairly large city so I can’t help that I’m a city kid. My supervisor...Read more

Some nesting Bald Eages at the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational Area where SCA Member Anya Shaunessy has been serving as a Centennial Volunteer Ambassador

Volunteers spruce up the Upper Delaware for its centennial

Pike County Courier

BEACH LAKE — Anya Shaunessy, 2015 graduate from Bucknell University, will help prepare Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River for the National Park Service’s 100 anniversary in 2016. She is one of 70 energetic, young Centennial Volunteer Ambassador interns recently selected to spend the...Read more

The North Face Unveils "Never Stop," First Global Campaign in Company History


U.S. campaign continues partnership with the Department of the Interior honoring four 21st Century Conservation Service Corps members making a difference in their communities

The North Face...Read more

SCA CEO Jaime Matyas speaks in front of the Washington Monument August 25. 2015

Here's One Way To Finance Underfunded Conservation Work: Corporations

Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — The Department of Interior announced a new partnership on Tuesday with outdoor retailer The North Face to promote the work of citizen conservation corps across the country.

Through the partnership, North Face is providing $25,000 grants to four corps, which are...Read more

SCA's Adirondack Corps members. Photo by Pat Hendrick

Labors of Love

Adirondack Explorer

Maybe as you’ve hiked an Adirondack trail you’ve come across a trail crew of the Student Conservation Association and wondered about these young people doing the heavy lifting that makes your hike accessible and enjoyable: placing boulders for steps, digging water bars to keep the path from...Read more


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