An Explosive Opportunity to Boost Endangered, Threatened Species

corpsmembers stand in creek and on embankment removing sand bags

Santa Maria Corpsmembers work together to remove a cofferdam constructed with sandbags to allow Jalama Creek to flow without impediment for the first time in nearly 80 years near Lompoc, CA.

What happens when you mix a decades old dam, helicopter, and threatened species?

An explosive opportunity to improve our natural environment.

Santa Maria Corpsmembers spent a few weeks getting dirty—we’re talking mud and water—in the name of improving a creek for steelhead salmon and the California Red-legged Frog.

In partnership with The Nature Conservancy, Jalama Creek in the Dangermond Preserve near Lompoc is now flowing freely to the Pacific.

The hope is that will lead salmon and frogs to flock up stream and flourish.