Tag: California Conservation Corps

On June 1st, 2015

CCC Crew Assists with Santa Barbara County Oil Spill Cleanup Conservationists Emergency Response Ready - "A lot of people know the CCC but the first thing that comes to their minds is trail work. We're one of California's premier emergency response departments." - CSLEA Member & CCC Conservationist Jeremy Day

SANTA BARBARA-  When tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean, contaminating the water and saturating the sand and soil in Santa Barbara County, some of the first responders called to the clean-up site were members of a hazmat certified California Conservation Corps crew based in Camarillo lead by California […]

On November 7th, 2014

Conservationist Jimmy Teegardin Retires "All I ever wanted to do out of high school was work and live in the mountains. Nearly 37 years later, I have a lump the size of Half Dome in my throat as I reflect on the many highlights and experiences I had with CCC." - Conservationist II Jimmy Teegardin

After nearly 37 years working for the California Conservation Corps, California Statewide Law Enforcement Association Member and Conservationist II Jimmy Teegardin is heading down a different trail, the path of retirement.   His decades-long career with CCC began in 1978 after his father came across a CCC flyer and thought,  perhaps, this could lead to a […]

On March 12th, 2014

CSLEA Thanks ACE President Jim Kastner For His Service And Welcomes Shawn Fry To The CSLEA Board of Directors

It is with great appreciation that the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) thanks former Association of Conservationist Employees (ACE) President Jim Kastner for his service on the CSLEA Board of Directors. After two and a-half  years of leading the way for workers' rights for California Conservation Corps (CCC) conservationists and state workers who are […]

On April 22nd, 2013

“CCC was my calling,” - Conservationist Shawn Fry

At the California Conservation Corps (CCC)  they often say, "We grow our own."  And that seems to be the case with Conservationist-II Shawn Fry.  Fry joined the CCC as a corps member back in September of 1980 and now 33 years later he is leading people along  the very path he started out on. Recently […]

On March 12th, 2013

Good Natured Conservationist Gets His Groove On Shows City Kids He's Got The Moves

Video An Internet Hit When CSLEA called the California Conservation Corps'(CCC) Ukiah Center and asked to speak with Conservationist and California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) member John Griffith, we were  told we  would have to line up behind CNN and Good Morning America!  Griffith is an internet hit after two young Corps members showed […]

On November 19th, 2012

Conservationist Jim Kastner

"I probably saw more of California than most people who have lived here all their lives, in the first year in the Corps." - Jim Kastner One California Conservation Corps... one lifelong believer. How well do you know CSLEA Board Member and Association of Conservationist Employees (ACE) President Jim Kastner? Kastner shares his great CCC career in […]

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