|February 13, 2017 |
|CREWS ASSIST AT OROVILLE DAM EVACUATION SHELTERS|
Six CCC crews are currently helping Monday with the set-up
and staffing of evacuation shelters for those leaving Butte County communities
in the wake of the Oroville Dam evacuation orders.
The shelters are at Cal Expo in Sacramento and the Yolo
County Fairgrounds in Woodland. One crew is also assisting with a commodity
staging area at the Chico Airport.
The crews are from centers in Auburn, Chico and Redding.
Additional crews are available for dispatch where needed.
|February 07, 2017 |
|FEB. 15 DEADLINE FOR BACKCOUNTRY TRAILS PROGRAM|
The deadline for applications for the 2017
Backcountry Trails season is fast approaching. Material must be submitted
online by 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For this program, those outside of
California are eligible to apply along with CCC and local corps program members
and other California residents.
The season will begin on April 23 and
conclude on September 27. The CCC crews will work in Yosemite, Kings Canyon and several national forests. More details on the Backcountry pages of our website.
|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