Greg Jackson
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  • Seattle, WA
  • United States
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Alumni Ambassadors

Are you interested in continuing your SCA service? Become an SCA Alumni Ambassador, and recruit others to join SCA, represent SCA at a career fair, contact applicants to answer questions, or write/take pictures for SCA.See More
Feb 27, 2013
Greg Jackson replied to Jessica Gunsell's discussion From our National High School Crew Alumni: The Good the Bad and the Dirty in the group National High School Crews Group
"Hi Everyone!  By navigating to this page you've made another important step towards one of the best experiences of your life.  I have led four high school crews and am still involved with SCA's Community Program in Seattle.…"
Nov 29, 2012
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National High School Crews Group

Are you a current or former SCA High School Crew participant? The High School Crew group is a place to connect with peers and alumni. Ask questions, share ideas, make plans, and relate experiences.Each summer, SCA places High School Crews in national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges all over the country to complete service projects crucial to keeping our public lands great. Whether it's building a hiking trail, preserving a vital habitat, or restoring a waterfront, SCA High School Crews do…See More
Nov 29, 2012
Greg Jackson commented on Hannah Surabian's group Bearbrook
"So glad someone started this group. I seem to meet Bear Brookers all over the place!  I was a member of the 2008 corps and would do it again in a heartbeat!"
Oct 29, 2012
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Bearbrook

We lived there, loved it there, and sometimes wished we were still there...
Oct 29, 2012
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Seattle area group

A place where SCA alumni, staff, and friends from in and around the Seattle area can connect. Join the conversation!See More
Oct 29, 2012
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AmeriCorps

A place for AmeriCorps members and alumni to come together around national service, volunteerism, and getting things done to make our planet a better place.See More
Oct 29, 2012
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Alumni group

This is the place to keep track of what's going on in the world of SCA alumni.The SCA has been engaging youth in service to the land now for 55 years. In that time, we've helped guide over 50,000 young people onto a path of lifelong civic service and environmental stewardship. We like to keep in touch with our alumni, and encourage them to continue serving with SCA through high school, college, grad school, and beyond. After they've moved on in their careers, often to jobs with an emphasis on…See More
Oct 29, 2012
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Oct 2, 2012
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SCA at Outdoor Nation

Ready to GTFO?  SCA will be hosting service events to kick off the 2012 Outdoor Nation Summits.  Keep your eyes on this group for the latest details!See More
Oct 2, 2012
Greg Jackson replied to Nathan Taxel's discussion This year the AC should? in the group SCA Alumni Council
"Hi guys, Thanks for posting your thoughts. I agree with all of the above. I'm ending my second year on the council which I believe means I'm rotating off.  I have also had conflicting emotions and views about my role on the council…"
Oct 1, 2012
Greg Jackson replied to Craig Dicht's discussion Alumni Council Roles Leading up to -- and at -- Outdoor Nation in the group SCA Alumni Council
"Hi Gang, Great work and discussions going on leading up to the ON Summit. If it's still an option, I'd like to re-iterate my interest in being a group leader for the cleanup day.  I'm also interested in speaking at the jobs…"
Oct 1, 2012
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SCA Alumni Council

The mission of the Alumni Council is to be strong conservation leaders and connect to alumni in their own communities by leading service projects and gatherings, be a voice for alumni by providing advice and feedback to SCA, and to actively represent SCA and our conservation ethos.See More
Oct 1, 2012
Greg Jackson and Lillian Falese (Bloch) are now friends
Apr 8, 2012
Greg Jackson is now a member of Conservation Nation
Mar 21, 2012

Profile Information

Which Describes You Best?
Alumni
SCA Program Type
Corps Team, Leader, AmeriCorps
Program Year
2008, '09, '10, '12
Program Name
Conservation Corps, National HS Crews Leader, Leader Crews, Alumni Council
State Where you serve(d)
NH, MA, CT, PA, NJ, WY, OR, WA, CA, AK,
School
University of Wisconsin-Madison

My SCA Experience

I have been involved with the SCA since 2008 and have no plans to end my involvement. I started out as an AmeriCorps volunteer with the New Hampshire Conservation Corps and spent 10 months living and working with 30 fellow corpsmembers on a variety of projects around the state. From January through April we taught environmental education to local 4th grade classes and spent our evenings mentoring middle and high school youth at the Salvation Army's afternoon homework center and evening meal program. During this time we lived in rustic wood cabins built by the CCC and heated with wood-burning stoves. May was our training month where we became certified Wilderness First Responders through Aerie Backcountry Medicine, became certified sawyers through the Soren Erickson Game of Logging chainsaw training, and learned the ropes of trail design, construction and maintenance.  I spent June through October working on five "hitches" where we spent 2-4 weeks working on projects ranging from beachfront parks beautification to constructing yurts and building rock staircases in NH state parks.  

After a few months back home in Minnesota, I felt the itch to get back out on the trail so I joined an SCA leader crew at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. We spent two months living right next to the Appalachian Trail and built a new multi-use trail through the park.

During the summer of 2009 I led my first two National Crews and had an incredible experience. I co-led two groups of six high school students on 30-day crews. The first was on the Appalachian Trail in northwest Connecticut and southwest Massachusetts. We built two rock staircases, a timber bridge, and dozens of water bars and also took a recreation trip to Cape Cod.  In July-August, I co-led a crew in the Grand Tetons and couldn't believe that I was actually getting paid for this! 

After a long year of graduate school, I once again felt the urge to get back on the trail, so I signed up to lead two more National Crews, one in Denali National Park and another on the Pacific Crest Trail in southern Oregon.  both locations were amazing and we got a ton of work done. I still think of Denali as the most beautiful place I've ever been and can't wait to go back for more wilderness backpacking!  

After a hiatus to finish graduate school, I jumped on another leader crew in the spring of 2012, this time on the PCT in southern California. We spent 6 weeks maintaining the trail by removing brush and clearing away trees and bushed that were crowding the trail and leading to some pretty bad erosion issues.  

I've also been a member of the Alumni Council since April 2010. It has been a great way to stay involved with SCA and help organize SCA alums around conservation service projects. I now live in Seattle where I'm involved with the SCA Community Crew and Conservation Leadership Corps which works to engage high school youth from the Seattle area in conservation work.  

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