On May 16th, SCA teamed up with national supporter Domtar to beautify and restore River Park North in Greenville, North Carolina. Over 60 Domtar employees and their families spent the morning removing invasive honeysuckle vines, spreading new mulch, and planting milkweed in the butterﬂy gardens....Read more
Today Steph Jeffries is a professor in the Forestry and Environmental Resources Department at North Carolina State University. In the summer of 1992, she was an SCA intern at Chugach National Forest in Alaska.
Her recent book, Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests, gives readers rich, ecological insights into 30 different popular hikes in the area. She supports SCA because she sees it “…transforming students all the time.”
We recently...Read more
SCA’s NPS Academy 2014 is off and running! Hundreds of college students have converged on four national parks to get a first-hand view of what careers in the National Park Service (NPS) are all about.
This year, more than 120 students from diverse backgrounds are visiting Grand Teton, Great Smoky Mountains, Alaska’s Kenai Fjords and National Parks of New York Harbor. But, as most SCA NPS Academy members will tell you, they are really learning much more than professional possibilities.
“With all the experiences we shared with one another, we soon became a family of...Read more
The CWPP team has recently finished up two more counties – Columbus and Carteret, which we revisited to complete 12 more districts. In Columbus, we met up with two of the assistant county rangers, Jeremy and Rex, who were incredibly helpful in both scheduling meetings and assisting us with our database. We met with Acme-Delco-Riegelwood, Brunswick, North Whiteville, Old Dock, and Williams Township fire departments. Rather than meet at the county ranger oﬃce or fire departments like we have in the past, we were able to conduct our meetings at the Lake Waccamaw State Park, which gave...Read more
With less than two months remaining, the CWPP team has recently completed Brunswick and New Hanover counties! Brunswick is west of Wilmington, near the southeastern edge of the state where it meets the South Carolina border. The Brunswick county CWPP meetings were completed primarily by team members Ada and Jake, with the help from the entire group for the Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach, and Shallotte Point fire districts, and the help of Meghan for Calabash and Southport. In addition to these districts, Navassa and Northwest were also completed, making seven total fire district CWPPs within...Read more
Recently, the CWPP team finished conducting their interviews and creating maps for Craven County. The whole team worked together on Craven with Ada leading the whole crew. We tackled CWPPs at the Cherry Point, Harlowe, Havelock City, Little Swift Creek, New Bern City, Rhems, Township Six, Township Seven, Tri-Community, and West of New Bern fire districts....Read more
The CWPP is getting ready to print the final plotter maps for Carteret County this week. Alison and Meghan teamed up to interview fire chiefs from ten fire districts in Carteret: Atlantic, Cedar Island, Davis, North River, Otway, Sea Level, South River, Stacy, Stella, and Western Carteret....Read more
Pender county was a delight. We covered seven fire districts, and we ended up ﬂying through them due to the excellent and timely scheduling done by the charming county ranger, Mr. Hagan.
Again, we benefited from the close relationship that the county ranger and the fire departments share, helping us manage the scheduling, understanding and cooperation to complete the CWPP go very smoothly....Read more
The CWPP Team has finally finished Onslow County! This was our largest County, with 15 fire districts for us to do, so we’re feeling quite a sense of accomplishment to have it completed. Onslow is also our home County, at least until our time with the SCA is over in November, so we were excited for the chance to get to know it a little bit better....Read more
We have just completely finished the first of our 11 counties, Greene County – a milestone for the CWPP Team! Greene County was one of our fastest counties to finish because there were only five fire districts – Bull Head, Castoria, Fort Run, Scuﬄeton/Little Creek, and Shine – and because we conducted all five interviews simultaneously....Read more