We love planting trees at the Student Conservation Association. With National Arbor Day coming up on April 28, we’re shining a spotlight on our Urban Green Program, which provides young people with paid green jobs, including single-day service projects, seasonal work and year-long internships or fellowships.

In Northwest Indiana, our field crews have planted more than 10,000 trees since fielding our first community conservation program there in 2016. This year, the SCA is planning to plant another 500 trees across the region.

Locally, our Calumet Tree Conservation Corps, for example, plants and maintains trees as part of a larger urban forestry initiative called CommuniTree. Thanks to this program, the region remains home to a healthy and diverse tree population.

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Near East Chicago, Indiana? Join a tree-planting event at Smith Park to honor East Chicago Central High School Teacher and Coach David Lane.

Know a young person who might benefit from joining our Urban Green crew in Indiana? Check out current opportunities with the Northwest Indiana Community Program.

You can help the SCA plant more trees across the country with your donation for Earth Month! Through April 30, your gift with matched dollar-for-dollar.