SJCC+CS work crews have a significant impact on our community, completing a total of approximately 50,000 hours each year of public service conservation projects. Projects include: neighborhood cleanups; construction of fuel breaks, hiking trails, fences and picnic areas; renovation of parks; landscaping including irrigation systems and tree planting/pruning; concrete sidewalk repair, and assisting at numerous special community events. Crews working on green energy projects complete weatherization and energy efficiency upgrades as well as solar photovoltaic systems installation.
Hawthorns "Spike" Fire Prevention
In the fall of 2018, a SJCC+CS work crew completed a week-long fire prevention project at MidPeninsula Regional Open Space. With chainsaws and pole saws, 10 corpsmembers cut a fire break around the Hawthorns Historical Complex at Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, thus protecting historical buildings during fire season. The crew camped in tents each night in this isolated place, cooking their own food.
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space staff provided educational sessions each day on topics such as astronomy, history, endangered species, and how to start careers in natural resource management.
We are proud to partner with public agencies throughout the South Bay, helping to complete environmental and community projects. Our partners include:
Santa Clara Valley Water District
City of San Jose
Santa Clara County Parks Department
Cities of Cupertino
City of Milpitas
City of Palo Alto
City of Los Altos
City of Campbell