|January 11, 2017 |
|CCC CREWS DISPATCHED TO DELTA ISLAND|
The California Conservation Corps today sent four crews --
50 corpsmembers -- to lay protective plastic on a Twitchell Island levee in the
Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta.
With a high tide expected, the CCC will place the plastic
secured by sandbags on a segment of the levee to protect it from wave-wash
The CCC crews are from Stockton and Napa. They expect to
work at least until dark on the levee at the request of Reclamation District
The Corps has worked on Twitchell Island before and has used
it for a floodfighting training site.
Crews throughout the state are flood-trained and ready to
respond where needed.
|December 22, 2016 |
|ALL CORPSMEMBERS FLOOD-TRAINED, READY FOR WINTER|
Members of the CCC from every location throughout the state are
trained and ready for whatever winter brings.
Crews have sharpened their floodfighting skills, including proper sandbagging
techniques, the construction of various sandbag structures, and the placement
of protective plastic along levees to prevent erosion through wash-wash action.
The CCC has been called out on nearly every major flood or
storm since the Corps was established in 1976. Since that time, corpsmembers
have filled more than 3.5 million sandbags.
|December 07, 2016 |
|2017 BACKCOUNTRY APPLICATIONS ONLINE NOW|
Applications are now available on the CCC website for the
2017 Backcountry Trails season. For this program, applicants don't have to be
You can be a part of this five-month program and help to
build, maintain and repair trails in some of California's most magnificent wilderness
areas. It's a transformational experience!
Check out all the details on the website; applications are
due February 15, 2017.
|November 29, 2016 |
|CCC FLOOD TRAINING THROUGHOUT THE STATE|
Corpsmembers at all CCC centers are
honing their floodfighting skills for the upcoming winter. They will practice
proper techniques for filling sandbags, constructing sandbag walls and sack
rings and learning to secure protective plastic along levees to prevent
After a busy fire season, CCC crews
will be ready to be dispatched within hours where needed when
winter flooding occurs
Over the years, the CCC has
filled more than 3.5 million sandbags on major storms throughout California.
|November 29, 2016 |
|FLOOD TRAINING THROUGHOUT THE STATE|
Corpsmembers at all CCC centers are honing their floodfighting
skills for the upcoming winter. They will practice proper techniques for
filling sandbags, constructing sandbag walls and sack rings and learning to secure protective plastic along levees to prevent
After a busy fire season, CCC crews will be ready to be
dispatched within hours where needed when winter flooding occurs
Over the years, the CCC has filled more than 3.5 million
sandbags on major storms throughout California.
|November 10, 2016 |
|CORPSMEMBERS TO RETURN FROM LOUISIANA|
After "mucking and gutting" 476 homes impacted by
August flooding in Louisiana, six CCC crews will be returning to California
The crews have devoted a month to flood cleanup efforts -- more
than 17,000 hours of work, working 10-hour days, six days a week. The corpsmembers were based near Baton Rouge.
The work was funded by FEMA, through the federal Corporation
for National and Community Service.
The CCC crews sent to Louisiana are based in Lake Tahoe, Los
Angeles, Pomona, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo and San Diego.
|October 11, 2016 |
|THE CCC SENDS CREWS TO LOUISIANA|
Six CCC crews -- a total of 81 corpsmembers and staff --
depart October 14 for Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The crews will spend a month
helping with cleanup efforts following the devastating August flooding.
The crews will "muck and gut" buildings, removing
carpet, drywall and flooring as well as other wet or moldy material. Once that
work is completed, contractors will be able to begin the rebuilding and
The crews dispatched to Louisiana are based in Lake Tahoe,
Los Angeles, Pomona, San Bernardino, San Diego and San Luis Obispo.
Following Hurricane Rita in 2005, the CCC sent a similar
contingent to Louisiana for recovery work.
Funding for the effort is provided by FEMA through the
Corporation for National and Community Service.
|September 09, 2016 |
|GROUNDBREAKING FOR NEW DELTA CENTER|
Eleven years after the CCC moved out of the former Delta
Center in Stockton (later demolished), the groundbreaking for the new
residential site has taken place.
The new facility, off Arch Road in Stockton, will house 110
corpsmembers and feature nine different buildings, including administration,
education, recreation, multipurpose (kitchen, dining hall, gym), warehouse and
four dorms, on a 20-acre parcel.
The buildings have been designed to be Silver LEED certified
The site will be a base center for floodfighting
activities in the Delta, and can house additional crews from around the state
as needed for emergency response.
The center is expected to pump approximately $1.5 million into
the local economy each year through center purchases as well as corpsmember
Completion date for the new center is expected to be
|August 16, 2016 |
|44 CREWS OUT ON FIRES -- THE MOST THIS SEASON|
The California Conservation Corps has 44 crews from
throughout the state dispatched to wildfires, a total of 569 corpsmembers. This
is the largest number of CCC crews working on fires at one time in 2016.
This includes six crews on the Clayton Fire in Lake County
and 16 crews on the Soberanes Fire in Monterey County. Other fires include the
Pilot Fire in San Bernardino County, the Horseshoe Fire in Mono County, the
Pony Fire in Siskiyou County, the Chimney Fire in San Luis Obispo County and
the Mineral Fire in Fresno County.
The crews are providing both initial attack on the fire lines
as well as logistical support at the fire camps, working for both Cal Fire and
the U.S. Forest Service.
Corpsmembers are young men and women between the ages of 18
and 25 who sign up for year of outdoor work and emergency response. New corpsmembers join every month.
|August 08, 2016 |
|RECORD NUMBER OF CCC CREWS ON FIRES|
The California Conservation Corps has 20 crews working on
the Soberanes Fire near Big Sur
today -- a record for the number of crews on one fire on the same day. The
previous record was 17 crews on the King Fire in 2014.
Crews from every CCC center throughout California have been
dispatched, adding up to 491 corpsmembers providing firefighting or logistical
support as of Monday, August 8.
Along with the Soberanes
Fire, the CCC is assigned to the Pilot
Fire in San Bernardino County, the Clark
Fire in Mono County, the Adler Fire
in Fresno County, the Cold Fire in
Solano County, the Poodle Fire in
Nevada and the Broad Mouth Fire in
The CCC is working with both Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest
Additional crews are available to be dispatched as needed throughout