John Muir Association Honors CCC For Public Agency Conservation

The California Conservation Corps is honored to be named a recipient of this year’s John Muir Conservation Awards. The John Muir Association is recognizing the CCC for public agency conservation.

 

  • John Muir Association Honors CCC For Public Agency Conservation
  • CCC Cites Forty Plus Years of Programs Focused On Environmental Restoration and Conservancy
  • Award Comes As CCC Expands Tree Mortality Work; Energy Conservation

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Conservation Corps is honored to be named a recipient of this year’s John Muir Conservation Awards. The John Muir Association is recognizing the CCC for public agency conservation.

In its application for the award, the CCC cited its 40 plus years of dedication to restoring and enhancing California’s natural resources through programs like Backcountry Trails, Watershed Stewards, and California State Parks Trails.

“We are extremely honored at this recognition as a leader among public agencies when it comes to conservation in the state of California,” said CCC Executive Director, Bruce Saito.

CCC Corpsmembers, men and women between 18 and 25 (veterans up to age 29), have put in millions of hours of environmental work since the CCC was founded by Governor Jerry Brown in 1976.

This cost efficient pairing of the CCC with projects sponsored by governmental agencies, utilities, school districts and non-profit organizations results in tremendous environmental protection and improvement while developing thousands of young adults into productive, hard working citizens with a commitment to future protection of California’s natural resources.

“CCC Corpsmembers deserve the credit for this award. They keep working when most of us would have thrown in the towel to get warm, cooled off, or just rest. The 120-thousand men and women who have worn the Corpsmember uniform over the past four decades, constructed our trails, protected us from fire and helped us conserve energy have truly lived up to the CCC motto of ‘Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions, and more!’,” said Saito.

The CCC will receive the award on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at a special ceremony during the John Muir Birthday–Earth Day Celebration in Martinez, CA.