Nine members of the CCC are working hard Down Under, part of the Corps' annual exchange with Conservation Volunteers Australia. The corpsmembers have been working on invasive plant removal but managed to fit in a visit to a native animal preserve and see kangaroos and smaller marsupials up close.
The California crew will move on to work on other natural resource projects, but will also tour Melbourne on the weekends. They'll return home March 8.
Meanwhile, eight CVA members have spent the last two weeks based at the CCC's Ukiah Center, where projects have included work on the California coast. They'll move on to the Fortuna Center in Humboldt County after a weekend visiting Yosemite National Park.