As Conservation Stewarts and Leaders of the environment we take pride in taking hands on action to help bring signiﬁcant change to our planet. One of the most inﬂuence movements to bring signiﬁcant change to this world is the movement for sustainable food. Of course it goes without saying that food is the basis for life and therefore as Stewarts of this planet we felt that it was important to participate in New England’s NOFA event. NOFA is the Northeast Organic Farming Association, an Association that actively promotes regenerative, ecologically sound gardening,...Read more
We were excited to ﬁnally meet our returning members. This was our ﬁrst event as the new Manchester CLC crew and we were anxious to get a taste of how interacting with high school members would actually be like. Well, the event was a blast! We played games, we ate great snacks, and we got to interact with some very excited high school community crew members! The members were very excited to meet us as well, we were happy to let them all know a little bit about ourselves and also get to play some games that they were familiar with. After getting beaten in gypsy soccer we...Read more
Join SCA for our December ConSERVE NYC event at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on Saturday, December 7th!
Van Cortlandt Park is the third-largest park in New York City, and contains over 20 miles of trails. Volunteers will be working on the park’s Cross Country Trail, building water bars to divert stormwater and prevent erosion.
On September 4th, Portland had its town kick-off meeting for Solarize Portland. We weren’t sure what to expect for attendance, but over 60 people showed up, 37 of them wanting a solar consultation! Solarize works by selecting a single installer who has been vetted by the Town and running a 4-month long campaign to sign up as many people as possible for residential solar....Read more
Since a 2009 SCA internship at Shenandoah National Park, Don Macänlalay has gone on to do social media for The Nature Conservancy, the largest environmental nonproﬁt in America, and one of the most trusted. He began at their national headquarters in Arlington, VA , focused on Tumblr and Instagram, but soon moved on to managing all social media for their Washington state oﬃce in Seattle.
As we arrived in Miami, the balmy night air breezing in through our rental car made this much clear: our winter was over. Where Dan and I live in New York City, this year’s relentlessly cold weather made Spring seem like a distant dream, even in the second week of April.
by Stacy Stone
This Saturday Chicago showed us what it means to HeART This City! Over 50 volunteers gathered at Our Lady of Tepeyac School to spruce up the playground and ﬁnish an amazing mural by street artist Nina Palomba. We teamed up with local SCA leaders and staff and spent the morning with volunteers painting, mulching, and planting a butterﬂy garden in the school’s playground. The afternoon became an all-out mulch and soil extravaganza, with volunteers racing at...Read more
We made it to the Windy City! This week, I arrived with the stellar “HeART this City” team and immediately set to prepping for Saturday’s event. Chicago has been warm and sunny, much to my surprise. Spring in this city is signiﬁcantly nicer than I expected!
Snagging some hip threads at a Chicago American Eagle Out...Read more
Main Characters: Puptent the dog, Rands Crew (Kyle, Rachel, Riley, Natalie and Tyler)
Setting: Rands Mountain Area; RM51-R44
So, before we jump into this instant classic story full of bravery, hope, tears, and a few laughs, let’s give a little bit of background on who the real Puptent is. Puptent came from a small, middle class family from Ohio. As he was growing up, he was always the cool, tough neighborhood dog that all of the other dogs look up to for guidance and advice. Needless to say, Puptent was special. He was destined for bigger...Read more
It’s Hitch Nine, and it feels more like home in the ﬁeld than it does anywhere else out here.
We sleep and eat in Joshua Tree Land. We sometimes work in Joshua Land; sometimes work in Creosote Land. Then we come home again to Joshua Land where the Joshua Trees are starting to bloom in the nighttime, and we call it a workday. With all that getting around from one sort of land to another—from worksite to worksite to campsite—now we know the roads of this part of Jawbone like it’s our neighborhood. It’s normal life here, but with wilder encounters.