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In California, the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) can be found in our State Parks. The CCC developed the infrastructure for the young park system, from unique projects such as the reconstruction of Mission La Purisima Concepcion, to planting trees and landscaping. Californians have a profound sense of gratitude to the visionary government leaders and the hard working young men of the three C's.
The Conservation Corps of Long Beach (CCLB) is a nonprofit, certified local conservation corps, one of 13 certified local conservation corps in California. Established in 1987, the CCLB is a nonprofit charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. For each of the last 26 years, the CCLB has hired more than 200 at-risk youth each year from the area served by the Greater Long Beach Workforce Development Board to work on projects developed by the CCLB for local cities, county agencies, and other nonprofit agencies in the greater Long Beach area.
Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing youth with training and employment in environmental and cultural heritage conservation.
To work with communities and partners to enhance, restore and sustainably develop the natural and cultural resources of the province.
To help young people gain leadership, teamwork and employment skills.
To develop and promote a strong conservation ethic in Newfoundland and Labrador.
CCNL was created in 1992 by the Economic Recovery Commission to increase quality employment, training and career-development opportunities for youth and community partners within the province in the areas of environmental and cultural enhancement.
Conservation Corps was incorporated in 1993 as a not-for-profit agency governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and in 1996 it received charitable organization status from Revenue Canada. Since 1993 it has received significant funding from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. CCNL is a provincial community based organization that works to facilitate a strong environmental ethic and create partnerships and capacity in communities across the province to address environmental and cultural issues.
Focusing on environmental and cultural projects and resources has allowed CCNL to provide strong employment training as well as a stronger connection for young people to their communities, encouraging youth to be more active in the development and conservation of the local environment and cultural resources. The basis of CCNL programs has been partnerships with community based organizations and focusing its efforts on reaching rural and remote communities. CCNL have used direct employment programs, such as the Internship and Green Team Programs, and general public education and outreach initiatives to educate a wide audience on environmental issues. Since 2002, with the addition of the Climate Change Education Centre (CCEC), thousands of young people in schools and youth organizations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador have been made aware of the local impacts of climate change and been encouraged, and supported, to take action to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in their daily lives.
Spend a year outdoors conserving natural resources, gain field experience and make a difference! Providing training in resource management, job-readiness and technical skills, Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa helps develop a strong work ethic and greater awareness of environmental stewardship throughout the upper Midwest. Field Crew Members and Leaders receive training and complete conservation projects such as tree planting, prairie restoration, carpentry/construction, invasive species removal, trail construction, wildlife habitat improvement, wildland fire fighting, and emergency response.
The bill to create the California Conservation Corps was co-authored by California State Senator Ruben Ayala.  The legislation was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on July 7, 1976, modeling the corps after the federal Civilian Conservation Corps that existed during the New Deal in the 1930s. Brown envisioned a department marketed specifically to the state's young people as "a combination Jesuit seminary, Israeli kibbutz, and Marine Corps boot camp.