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May 25, 2017
CCC GIVES FACELIFT TO TRAILS ALONG SCENIC COASTLINE

Just in time for summer, the California Conservation Corps is broadening access to some of the most inspirational views along the state's world-renowned coast.

Hiking and walking trails along iconic landscapes such as Big Sur, Point Lobos and Torrey Pines are receiving makeovers as well as trails in less-visited spots such as Tomales Bay, Carpinteria State Beach, Mt. Tamalpais and the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Some of the work involves bringing the trails up to ADA standards, to allow greater public access; other trails have been impacted by storm damage.

"Hundreds of corpsmembers have poured their backbones and souls into bringing back these trails so that Californians can continue enjoying the local and international landmarks," said CCC Director Bruce Saito.

Here's a CCC News Release​ about the trail work.



March 30, 2017
THE CCC HELPS BUILD BIG SUR EMERGENCY TRAIL

​Video link below.

Corpsmembers from centers in the Monterey Bay area and San Luis Obispo helped get an emergency trail in Big Sur ready ahead of schedule. The CCC assisted California State Parks in building the trail for local residents, allowing them to go from one side of Pfeiffer Canyon to the other after the collapse of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on Highway 1.

Crews worked in rain, cold, wind and mud for nearly two weeks straight, lugging 200-pound beams uphill for the half-mile trail.

The trail is now open from a half hour before sunrise to a half hour after sunset, limited to local residents, children and workers in the area.

Take a look at the video of our crews at work.




March 28, 2017
THE CCC HELPS BUILD BIG SUR EMERGENCY TRAIL

Corpsmembers from centers in the Monterey Bay area and San Luis Obispo helped get an emergency trail in Big Sur ready ahead of schedule. The CCC assisted California State Parks in building the trail for local residents, allowing them to go from one side of Pfeiffer Canyon to the other after the collapse of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on Highway 1.

Crews worked in rain, cold, wind and mud for nearly two weeks straight, lugging 200-pound beams uphill for the half-mile trail.

The trail is now open from a half hour before sunrise to a half hour after sunset, limited to local residents, children and workers in the area.​



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 backcountry.trails@ccc.ca.gov.

 

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 action.

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 1601.

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.

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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 California residents.

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.

 http://www.ccc.ca.gov/work/programs/Backcountry/Pages/bc.aspx



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 wave-wash action.

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 wave-wash action.

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.