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University of Wisconsin–Madison Leads in Volunteering

University of Wisconsin–Madison placed more volunteers in Student Conservation Association (SCA) service programs this school year than any other university. The SCA is a national leader in building the next generation of environmental stewards. UW–Madison placed 34 volunteers in SCA service programs in national, state and local parks from October 2013 through September 2014, outnumbering many universities, including Big 10 Conference rivals Michigan State and Penn State.

SCA, a nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C., empowers young people from every corner of the nation to plan, act and lead to protect and restore our natural and cultural resources. In total for the 2013-2014 academic year, 3,951 young people from all 50 states, plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, worked with SCA in park conservation efforts in their home states and across the nation.

For more information about SCA, call 888-722-9675 or visit