Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Trails to student summertime job maintenance

Mercury News/Aaron Kinny, 7/21/15.  "San Mateo County to pay youths to restore park trails."

"REDWOOD CITY -- The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to spend nearly $500,000 to have conservation-minded youths restore trails and collect data in county parks.  The contract with the Student Conservation Association will provide for the restoration of nearly half a mile of trails and other work in some of the county's 20 parks, including Junipero Serra, San Bruno Mountain and Edgewood.

Funds for the program come from Measure A, a ½-cent sales tax approved by county voters in 2012.
The Student Conservation Association is a national organization that provides conservation work experience for young people and fosters environmental awareness."  Read more.

Reference.  Student Conservation Association (SCA), San Mateo County Facebook.

Related past article. Student Conservation Association/Pacifica Riptide, 8/7/12,"Student Conservation Association works on our County Parks." "Partnering over the past four summers with San Mateo County Parks to serve San Pedro Valley Park in Linda Mar and Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, the Student Conservation Organization has provided needed jobs to low-income youth. This summer, 16 Peninsula youth, ages ranging from 16-19, have participated in the five-week summer program." 

Note photographs are from the reference SCA Facebook page above, ("SCA GGNRA team hard at work", 7/17/15, location Rancho Corral de Tierra, 7/17/15.) 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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