Each summer SCA sends 1000s of young conservationists to our parks, forests and protected lands to provide much needed support. This year, disaster recovery topped the “to do” list.
SCA’s Sandy Recovery Corps revved up early in response to damage from last year’s hurricane. Park rangers within the disaster zone have noted that SCA crews are leaving their parks in better shape than before the storm!
SCA’s members are used to hearing such praise as they work to preserve our nation’s naturally wild spaces. See why on our Follow Me field blog.
But don’t think that our work is done because summer’s almost over! SCA members are in the field year-round, keeping our parks from being loved to death. See how with the stories below.
High-Fives for a Sandy Summer SCA crew members have been working tirelessly to help sites around New York Harbor recover from Superstorm Sandy. The team has repaired local parks to better than pre-Sandy conditions. More »
Lighting Up Opportunity SCA’s Veterans Fire Corps opens career options to Vets. This Buffalo (WY) Bulletin story reveals the challenges vets face after combat and why this special SCA program offers them a place of their own. More »
Follow Me: Alaskan Adventure “Colorful flowers and fungi decorate a landscape where edible berries ripen. The birds sing, black bears and bald eagles feast at rivers teeming with salmon. I have found what some would consider to be a naturalist’s paradise.” More »
Follow Me: Zipping Through Treetops “The moment when that first full bucket of dirt coasted almost 200 feet through the trees inspired equal parts wonder and pride. We whooped and hollered each time a bucket successfully arrived instead of getting caught in branches.” More »
Follow Me: Highway to Danger Zone “There are few occupations that are as feral and varied as being an SCA Intern. As Katie jetted us rapidly towards our first plot point of the day, I counted myself lucky to have no idea what I’d be doing next week.” More »
Save on Textbooks and Support SCA As you get ready for “back to school,” you can save 10% on books, share the savings with friends, and raise money for SCA all at once, thanks to our partnership with CengageBrain and the Extra Credit program. More »