|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
|August 05, 2016 |
|NEARLY 500 CORPSMEMBERS RESPOND TO WILDFIRES|
As of Friday morning, the California Conservation Corps has
dispatched 34 crews -- nearly 500 corpsmembers -- to assist Cal Fire and the
U.S. Forest Service on wildfires.
The largest contingent is on the Soberanes Fire near
Big Sur in Monterey County, with CCC crews sent from Auburn, Camarillo, Chico,
Fresno, Greenwood, Napa, Sacramento, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria
Crews from Fortuna, Napa and Stockton have responded to the Cold
Fire near Lake Berryessa in Yolo County. On the Goose Fire in Fresno
County, crews from Magalia (Butte County), Fresno, Greenwood (El Dorado County)
and San Diego are providing fire suppression and logistical support.
Two fire crews from our Camarillo Center responded last
night to the Hart Fire in Kern County; we're sending a San Bernardino
crew to the Clark Fire in the Inyo National Forest today.
On the Panther Fire in Humboldt County, one Fortuna crew has
Three crews are helping the U.S. Forest Service on the Poodle
Fire in Nevada and the Broad Mouth Fire in Utah.
The CCC stands ready to provide additional crews as needed.
|July 26, 2016 |
|200+ CORPSMEMBERS ASSISTING CAL FIRE, USFS|
Fifteen CCC crews -- 209 corpsmembers
-- have been dispatched to wildfires or are assisting the fire agencies with
support as of today.
crews each have been sent to the two major fires, the Sand Fire near Santa Clarita in Los Angeles County and the Soberanes Fire near Big Sur in Monterey
Fire -- crews from Camarillo, Los Angeles and Pomona have been dispatched and
are assisting with logistical support.
Fire -- Crews from Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and Watsonville have been
called out by Cal Fire for fire camp support.
addition, the two Camarillo fire crews are in a staffing pattern for Cal Fire
in Ventura County; the Ukiah fire crew, a Tahoe crew and a Sacramento crew are
providing support for the U.S. Forest Service.
crews are expected to be called out as needed.
|July 21, 2016 |
|THE CCC CELEBRATES ITS 40TH |
The California Conservation Corps celebrated its 40th
anniversary this month with celebrations in Sacramento and Los Angeles.
Governor Brown, who founded the CCC in July 1976 during his
first term, spoke to more than 400 corpsmembers, CCC alumni and friends of the
Corps during a ceremony outside the Capitol. He was presented with a bronzed
hiking boot on behalf of the 120,000 young men and women who have served in the
At a celebration at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, the CCC
was honored to have corpsmember and alumni speakers, as well as Senate
President Pro Tem Kevin de León, State Treasurer John Chiang, State Controller
Betty Yee, and Secretary of State Alex Padilla.
|July 04, 2016 |
|JOIN US THURSDAY, JULY 7, AT GRIFFITH PARK|
It was exactly 40 years ago, July 7, 1976, that Governor
Brown signed legislation creating the California Conservation Corps. The
Governor envisioned a combination "Jesuit seminary, Israeli kibbutz and
Marine Corps boot camp."
Four decades later, 120,000 young men and women have
participated in the program, many citing it as the best year of their lives.
And there are a number of second-generation corpsmembers, whose parents were in
Thursday, the CCC will celebrate with a work project at
Griffith Park in Los Angeles, followed by an 11:30 ceremony featuring Senate President Pro Tem
Kevin de León, State Treasurer John Chiang, Secretary of State Alex Padilla,
Controller Betty Yee and several past and present corpsmembers.
All are welcome to join us Thursday at the Crystal Springs
Picnic Area in Griffith Park. More than 80 years ago, Griffith Park was the
site of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp, visited by President Franklin
|June 20, 2016 |
|CCC CREWS OUT ON THREE WILDFIRES|
More than 130 corpsmembers have been dispatched to
California wildfires. The largest contingent is on the Sherpa Fire in Santa
Barbara County, where six crews are assisting with both firefighting and logistical
support at the fire camp. Those crews
are from Camarillo, Los Angeles, Pomona, San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria.
Two San Diego crews are assisting at the fire camp for the
Border Fire in San Diego County and crews from Chico and Fortuna have been working
at the fire camp for the Pony Fire in Siskiyou.
Additional CCC crews are ready to respond where needed.
|June 15, 2016 |
|JOIN US AT 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS|
The CCC will mark its 40th anniversary with ceremonies in Sacramento and Los Angeles. The Corps was created by Gov. Jerry Brown in 1976.
On Thursday, June 30,
the CCC will hold a noon ceremony on the west steps of the Capitol, along with
exhibits from each CCC center. Several hundred corpsmembers, representing sites
throughout the state, will be in attendance.
Later that afternoon, alumni and friends will gather at the
Crest Theater, sponsored by the CCC Foundation. At 6:30 p.m., a 40th
anniversary video will be premiered.
The next week, on Thursday, July 7, corpsmembers and alumni will gather at Griffith Park in Los
Angeles for an 11:30 ceremony, held in the Crystal Springs Picnic Area. The
celebration will follow several hours of work in the park that morning.
All are welcome to join us in either or both locations.