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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.
 
 

 



December 17, 2015
CCC CREWS READY FOR WINTER

CCC crews throughout the state are trained and ready for whatever winter, or El Niño,brings. Corpsmembers have honed their floodfighting techniques, including building sandbag walls, securing a hillside with protective plastic or sandbagging around a boil. 

The CCC is one of the state's premier floodfighting forces. Over the years, the CCC has filled more than 3.5 million sandbags.
At least one crew from every center was on hand at Twitchell Island in the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta this month for a large-scale flood exercise.

 



December 02, 2015
CORPSMEMBERS SHARPEN FLOODFIGHTING SKILLS

After a busy summer providing more than a half-million hours of firefighting assistance and logistical support, CCC corpsmembers throughout the state have now been trained in floodfighting techniques, ready for El Niño or whatever the winter brings. Crews have learned to properly fill and place sandbags, build sandbag walls, protect levees and hillsides with protective plastic and more.

The CCC is a statewide floodfighting resource and can work closely with communities and agencies to meet their flood-related needs.

This week at least one crew from every CCC center will participate in a flood exercise at Twitchell Island in the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta.

 



November 03, 2015
CREWS TACKLE FIRE REHAB WORK

The CCC currently has three crews working for the County of Calaveras in the areas affected by the Butte Fire. Their focus is erosion control, to minimize the potential loss of sediment during future storms.  Work includes spreading hay on burned hillsides.

For those impacted by the Valley Fire, two crews continue to help with the sorting of donations. The crews are working in Kelseyville, Lake County.

 



October 01, 2015
HALF-MILLION HOURS OF FIRE RESPONSE

 Since July 1, the CCC has devoted more than a half-million hours to firefighting efforts on all of the major fires throughout the state. Crews from every center were dispatched, and the corpsmembers worked 16-hour days.
  

The top three fires in terms of CCC participation were the Rough Fire (Fresno County); the Rocky Fire (Colusa, Lake and Yolo counties); and the Butte Fire (Amador and Calaveras counties). 
 
The biggest single emergency response day was August 18, with 56 crews and 722 corpsmembers out on 14 different incidents.  But it wasn't a record -- that was 2008, when the CCC had 800 corpsmembers dispatched at one time.



September 14, 2015
CCC CREWS DISPATCHED TO LAKE COUNTY FIRE

Six CCC crews -- 74 corpsmembers -- have been sent to the Valley Fire in Lake County. They are providing logistical support to Cal Fire at the Lake County Fairgrounds. These crews come from Auburn, Big Basin, Fresno, South Lake Tahoe, Stockton and Ukiah.
Statewide, the CCC currently has a total of 40 crews -- 520 corpsmembers -- dispatched to eight different wildfires, including the Valley Fire.
Additional crews may be dispatched as needed.