Only a few weeks left
in the 2016 Paddle the
LA River Season!

With your help, we are able to
improve lives of young adults
while benefiting the community.


Find out how you can
become a member of the
LA Conservation Corps
Our Corpsmembers help us
run a hands-on SEA Lab
aquarium in Redondo Beach

Through our programs,
many have succeeded to
graduate and receive a job.



Our primary mission is to provide at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community.




Elizabeth Sierra

Young Adult Corps

Elizabeth Sierra was an unemployed single mother of two young children when she came to the Corps. Now, Elizabeth is light years away from where she started. She is a high school graduate and is one of our garden experts! Elizabeth has built both a water conservation garden and most recently the Belvedere Park community garden in which she is also a gardener with her little ones. Initially, she didn’t have any skills, but now Elizabeth has poured and finished concrete, fabricated garden boxes, was involved in figuring out elevations and slopes, and more. When looking back on her projects, she said, “I really like working on the gardens because I am learning so much about construction and using tools that I never used before.” All while being a mom and a Corpsmember, Elizabeth is already working toward her college degree so that she can become a nurse.


Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Tree Removal

Through our partnership with the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, our Corpsmembers recently started work on an amazing new project at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Over the next several months, our crews will remove 440 dead or diseased trees in the area. The main culprits for the diseased trees are Emerald Ash Borer and Eucalyptus Longhorned Borer. Corpsmembers working on this project were all provided Chainsaw Safety and Chipper Safety Training by the Tree Care Industry Academy (TCIA) and will receive a certificate of completion which is nationally recognized in the arboriculture industry.