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California Conservation Corps Watershed Stewards Program

Cause Area

  • Employment
  • Environment

Location

1455 Sandy Prairie Crt.Suite CFortuna, CA 95540 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) is dedicated to improving watershed health by actively engaging in restoration science, civic service, and community education while empowering the next generation of environmental stewards.

Description

The Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) is dedicated to improving watershed health by actively engaging in restoration science, civic service, and community education while empowering the next generation of environmental stewards.

WSP does this by placing its Corpsmembers with scientists (Mentors) at environmental organizations (Placement Sites) around the state to assist with watershed data collection and analysis, as well as restoration project development and maintenance. Ultimately, Corpsmembers serve with WSP to help bring threatened and endangered salmonids back to healthy populations by improving watershed health.

Key Program Accomplishments
  • Engaged 1,354 WSP Corpsmembers in watershed science for more than 28years
  • Partnered with 81 different environmental organizations (state, federal, county, non-profit, and tribal)
  • Inventoried more than 44,141miles through stream, riparian, and upslope surveys
  • Developed more than 1,904 Watershed Awareness Volunteer Events (WAVEs)
  • Engaged more than 28,648 community volunteers with hands-on restoration projects
  • Instructed more than 53,106 students in watershed science and conservation
  • Conducted outreach to more than 321,733 students and community members

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