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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 CCC.

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 the CCC.

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 Roosevelt.​



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.

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May 10, 2016
CORPSMEMBERS MEET SECRETARY JEWELL

Members of the CCC from throughout the state have met Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on numerous occasions during her visits to California.

Most recently, Secretary Jewell met corpsmembers attending the dedication of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument near Williams and three Southern California national monuments: Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains.




March 11, 2016
EXPERIENCING GOVERNMENT FIRST-HAND

 

 

Forty-four CCC members from throughout the state spent a day at the State Capitol this week, meeting with their legislators and touring the building. They were joined by young people from a dozen local conservation corps programs.

Together the corpsmembers had a chance to tell their personal stories to their representatives and highlight the value of the programs. The corpsmembers also participated in a mock budget exercise in a Capitol hearing room.

There may be some future legislators among the corpsmembers …

 

 

 

 

Forty-four CCC members from throughout the state spent a day at the State Capitol this week, meeting with their legislators and touring the building. They were joined by young people from a dozen local conservation corps programs. Together the corpsmembers had a chance to tell their personal stories to their representatives and highlight the value of the programs. The corpsmembers also participated in a mock budget exercise in a Capitol hearing room. There may be some future legislators among the corpsmembers …

 

 

 

Forty-four CCC members from throughout the state spent a day at the State Capitol this week, meeting with their legislators and touring the building. They were joined by young people from a dozen local conservation corps programs. Together the corpsmembers had a chance to tell their personal stories to their representatives and highlight the value of the programs. The corpsmembers also participated in a mock budget exercise in a Capitol hearing room. There may be some future legislators among the corpsmembers …

 

 

Forty-four CCC members from throughout the state spent a day at the State Capitol this week, meeting with their legislators and touring the building. They were joined by young people from a dozen local conservation corps programs. Together the corpsmembers had a chance to tell their personal stories to their representatives and highlight the value of the programs. The corpsmembers also participated in a mock budget exercise in a Capitol hearing room. There may be some future legislators among the corpsmembers …

 



February 03, 2016
IN MEMORIAM -- JUSTIN, RHONDA, SERENA

The CCC is mourning the loss of three Fresno corpsmembers in a vehicle accident yesterday.

Justin Vanmeter, 21, Rhonda Shackelford, 20, and Serena Guadarrama,18, lost their lives while on their way to a water conservation project Tuesday morning. Three passengers were hospitalized; one has since been released.

Governor Brown released the following statement:
"Anne and I are deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of these California Conservation Corps members. These three individuals had just embarked on a year of service and had so much ahead of them. Our hearts go out to their families, friends and colleagues as they mourn this tremendous loss and our thoughts are also with the others injured today."
Gov. Brown has requested that flags be flown at half-staff in their memory.



January 27, 2016
STAFF APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED NOW FOR C I EXAM

 
 

Interested in becoming a CCC staff member and supervising a crew of young men and women working on natural resource projects?

 
The crew supervisors are part of the Conservationist I classification and applications for the civil service exam are being taken up to February 12.
 
Oral interviews for those who meet the qualifications are expected to be held in March/April 2016.
 



January 27, 2016
STAFF APPLICATIONS FOR C I ACCEPTED NOW

Interested in becoming a CCC staff member and supervising a a crew of young men and women working on natural resource projects?
 
The crew supervisors are part of the Conservationist I classification and applications for the civil service exam are being taken up to February 12.
 
Oral interviews for those who meet the qualifications are expected to be held in March/April 2016.
 



January 15, 2016
APPLICATIONS FOR CONSERVATIONIST 1 ACCEPTED NOW

Interested in becoming a CCC crew supervisor and working on natural resource projects with a crew of young men and women? The crew supervisors are part of the Conservationist I classification and applications for the civil service exam are being taken up to February 12.

 
Oral interviews for those who meet the qualifications are expected to be held in March/April 2016.
 
 
Questions?  Call (916) 341-3140.