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S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to Student Conservation Association

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PRWEB.COM Newswire — Funding Will Expand Youth Conservation Programs, Collaborations throughout Bay Area(OAKLAND, CA) August 27, 2012 —- The Student Conservation Association (SCA) has received a $500,000 grant from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation to expand its engagement of...Read more

Baltimore Teens Trade Summer in the City for Conservation in the Wilderness

PRWeb

Student Conservation Association Crew Hard at Work in New Mexico’s Carson National ForestCarson National Forest, NM (PRWEB) August 20, 2012They traveled 2,000 miles from home, trading high-rise buildings for towering trees, city lights for twinkling stars, and an urban cacophony for the melodies...Read more

Detroit Trails: Eliza Howell Park Gets Makeover From Young Trail Blazers

Huffington Post

Source: By David Sands, Huffington Post DetroitAlthough the re-emergence of Detroit’s wilderness has been the subject of a feature film, the story of its young urban trailblazers is much less well known.This summer, a crew of Detroit youth restored and extended a woodland trail...Read more

As New York Teens Preserve City's Past, They Step Toward the Future

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Student Conservation Association (SCA) Summer Conservation Jobs Provide Path to Professional ProsperityNew York, NY (PRWEB) August 15, 2012One of the hottest summers in New York City history hasn’t stopped these twelve teens from preserving precious pieces of New York City’s history.The often...Read more

Just in Time for Fall... 15 Stellar Hiking Trails On National Wildlife Refuges

FWS

Source: FWSWhy see Labor Day as a season ender? One of the year’s best hiking times is about to begin. For a treat this fall, explore some standout trails on national wildlife refuges. Refuge trails can be just as scenic as national park or national forest trails, but tend to be less well-...Read more

Student Conservation Association Gives Hope

San Carlos Patch

Source: San Carlos Patch.comThe SCA is a group of college and high school volunteers who protect and restore parks, forests, refuges, seashores and communities.Teens in California are battling a staggering 36.5 percent unemployment rate.

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Monitoring water quality of local streams

The Washington Post

Source: The Washington PostWhile many of her peers have congressional internships or jobs that have kept them inside air conditioned office buildings, Kelsey Stafford has spent her summer working outdoors examining the environment of the nation’s capital.As an intern with the National Park...Read more

Program Gives Low-Income Students Jobs Cleaning Up County Parks

Belmont Patch

Source: Belmont, CA Patch, by Jennifer van der KleutThese students have spent all summer cleaning up county parks and learning ‘green’ job skills - and the Student Conservation Association will give them each a $1,000 stipend.Student Conservation Association (SCA), a nationwide conservation...Read more

Danbury teens help on Ives Trail

The News-Times

Source: The News-Times, by Eileen FitzGeraldDANBURY — Seventeen-year-old Ehi Osagie doesn’t pretend to be an outdoorsman, but he’s proud of his work as part of a crew that helped build a bridge and clear brush for the Ives Trail this summer.The Danbury High School graduate,...Read more

Milwaukee teenagers dig into environmental work

Journal Sentinel

Summer in the city conjures images of crowded pools and road construction - not teenagers wielding pickaxes. But 55 teens ages 15 to 19 bypassed the beach to participate in the Milwaukee Conservation Leadership Corps, a six-week summer job program that pays Milwaukee youth $7.50 an hour to do...Read more

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