The Student Conservation Association is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and young adults.

With support from Colcom Foundation, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) can improve Pittsburgh’s parks and green spaces, bolster city-wide sustainability efforts, and engage youth and young adults through local conservation projects. Colcom’s investment contributes to tangible and measurable environmental benefits in the communities where SCA’s crews work and plays a unique role in developing the next generation of conservation leaders. In partnership, Pittsburgh youth embrace green jobs, preserve the region’s natural resources, and take pride in their communities.


Schedule Announced for Hard to Recycle Collection Events

March 19, 2024 | Read More →

WVU-led Three Rivers Quest expands environmental research and education efforts with Colcom Foundation support

March 12, 2024 | Read More →

21 species declared extinct — but not the ivory-billed woodpecker

October 18, 2023 | Read More →

40% of Freshwater Fish Species in North America Are in Danger. Here’s why they’re in hot water.

January 24, 2020 | Read More →

29% of North America’s Bird Population Has Disappeared Since 1970. What’s Next?

January 24, 2020 | Read More →

If America’s Water Supply Is Tapped by 2071, How Are We Going to Quench the Thirst of Another 100 Million People?

January 29, 2020 | Read More →