NY1: Students Work Through Heat To Restore Sandy-Damaged Park In Howard Beach

Jul 26, 2013 12:45 PM ET

The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, recently began the restoration of Frank Charles Park in Queens as part of SCA’s Hurricane Sandy recovery effort.  NY1, NYC's 24-hour news channel, reports on the work of dozens of volunteers on one of the hottest days of the year…

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In May, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell named SCA to lead the “National Parks of New York Harbor Conservation and Resiliency Corps,” in partnership with the City of New York, to provide approximately 200 hurricane clean-up jobs for young people in the New York-New Jersey region.  The pilot project launches what is expected to be a multi-year program for area youth and young adults to assist in the response, recovery and mitigation of Hurricane Sandy damage within the national park units and their partner sites in New York City and New Jersey. The Corps will initially focus on Gateway National Recreation Area and adjoining city parklands at Jamaica Bay.