Senior Environment Corps

The Senior Environment Corps (SEC) program engages volunteers aged 55 and over. SEC volunteers are engaged in numerous activities from water quality monitoring, stream habitat assessment, storm-drain stenciling, environmental education, community gardening, wildlife surveying, marking abandoned oil and gas wells, and cleaning up parks and trails.

Since 1997, SEC volunteers in Pennsylvania have contributed well over 2,000,000 hours, and their contribution is estimated to be of value to the state at over $3 million per year. SEC volunteers are currently active in 24 Pennsylvania counties. 

In addition to the SEC groups in Pennsylvania, there are active SEC groups in Cecil County (Maryland) Madison County/Huntsville (Alabama), and New Jersey's Trenton area. Nature Abounds is exploring opportunities to expand the SEC program into other areas of the country. 

Check out our SEC dedicated website at

PA SEC members
Members of the PaSEC help to replace a footbridge at a local park that had been damaged due to flooding in the area.