|August 28, 2015 |
|THE CCC CONTINUES ITS FIRE RESPONSE|
Forty-one crews -- some 545 corpsmembers -- are currently assisting Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service on fires throughout the state.
The largest CCC response is currently on the Rough Fire in Fresno County in the Sierra National Forest. There are 10 CCC crews assigned to the USFS fire. Other crews are working on wildfires in Del Norte, Humboldt, San Diego, San Luis Obispo and Trinity counties.
Since July, crews from every CCC center have been dispatched to the wildfires.
|August 17, 2015 |
|CCC EMERGENCY RESPONSE CONTINUES|
Corpsmembers from almost every center continue to assist CalFire and the U.S. Forest Service on California wildfires.
We have 55 crews - 707 corpsmembers - from throughout the state that have been dispatched to fires.
The CCC crews are providing both logistical support at the fire camps and fire suppression work.
|July 13, 2015 |
|WATER CONSERVATION WORK CONTINUES|
With funding from the Governor's 2014 emergency drought relief legislation, the CCC established five crews trained to assist with water conservation work. The crews are based in Napa, Norwalk, San Bernardino, Santa Maria and Stockton and travel throughout the state to do turf removal and install irrigation systems. They also install low-flowplumbing fixtures.
This month, the CCC has been working in Rialto and has removed 28,000 square feet of turf along a median strip. Once the grass is removed, a drip irrigation system will be installed to water the existing trees. The project is estimated to save some one million gallons of water each year.
|June 30, 2015 |
|NINE CREWS ON LAKE FIRE IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY|
The California Conservation Corps currently has nine crews -- 128 corpsmembers -- assigned to the Lake Fire near Big Bear in San Bernardino County. The CCC crews are working under the direction of the U.S. Forest Service, providing both initial attack on the fire and logistical support at the two fire camps.
The CCC crews are from Los Angeles, Pomona, San Bernardino and San Diego. The Corps was first dispatched to the Lake Fire on June 19.
Other CCC crews are assisting at four additional locations.
|June 26, 2015 |
|CCC ADDS CREWS TO LAKE FIRE NEAR BIG BEAR|
The California Conservation Corps now has seven crews --101 corpsmembers -- working on the Lake Fire near Big Bear in San Bernardino County. Six of the crews are providing logistical support at two fire camps for the U.S. Forest Service; an additional crew is assisting with initial attack on the firelines.
The CCC has five other crews positioned to help the Forest Service and Cal Fire as needed in the coming days.
|June 23, 2015 |
|16 CCC CREWS DISPATCHED TO FIRES|
Corpsmembers from throughout the state are assisting Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service on six different California wildfires.
Sixteen crews -- 229 corpsmembers -- have been dispatched to the Lake Fire in San Bernardino County, the Corrine and Sky fires in Madera County; the Saddle Fire in Trinity County, the Sanhedrin Fire in Lake County and the Parkhill Fire in San Luis Obispo County.
The CCC crews are providing both initial attack on the firelines as well as logistical support at the fire camps.
|May 22, 2015 |
|CORPSMEMBERS CONTINUE OIL SPILL CLEANUP|
A CCC crew from the Camarillo Center is continuing its cleanup work on the oil spill in Santa Barbara County, at the request of the state Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response.
Sixteen corpsmembers trained in hazmat and oil spill cleanup are working 12-hour days at El Capitan State Beach. They will continue their work through Monday.
The CCC is one of the state’s premier emergency response agencies and has been dispatched to major oil spills since the Corps was established in 1976.
The CCC has openings monthly for new corpsmembers, young men and women between 18 and 25. To join, click on the blue “Apply Now” link above right on the home page.
|May 20, 2015 |
|CCC SENDS CORPSMEMBERS TO OIL SPILL|
A 16-member crew from the CCC's Camarillo Center has been dispatched to the oil spill off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, at the request of the state Office of Oil Spill Response.
The CCC crew is trained in hazardous material and oil spill response and will work until 7 p.m. Wednesday evening and then for the next several days.
The corpsmembers will clean up material on the beach.
The CCC is one of the state's premier emergency response forces, and has responded to major California oil spills over nearly 40 years.
|April 09, 2015 |
|GOVERNOR BROWN VISITS CCC HEADQUARTERS|
The founder of the CCC, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., paid a visit to the Corps' Sacramento headquarters April 9. He and several staff members had a chance to meet with corpsmembers and CCC staff. The Governor devoted time to answering corpsmember questions on everything from why he created the CCC to the drought to future opportunities for corpsmembers.
The CCC was established in July 1976 with legislation signed by Governor Brown during his first term. The Corps will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2016.
|March 03, 2015 |
|WATSONVILLE OPENINGS NOW FOR YOUNG MEN, WOMEN|
Young men and women who like to work outdoors building trails, planting trees and native plants, landscaping parks, helping with energy conservation and more should consider applying for the nonresidential Watsonville CCC crews.
Corpsmembers earn a paycheck of $1,520 as well as scholarship opportunities. Those without a high school diplomas can attend classes through the John Muir Charter School.
Commute from home each day and become a part of a Watsonville crew.
Orientations held in Watsonville every Thursday at 11 a.m. Parents welcome to attend.
For openings at any CCC location: Apply online (click on the "Apply Now" link above).