This year, Contra Costa Water District began an exciting new partnership with Civicorps to support vegetation management programs along the Contra Costa Canal and Los Vaqueros watershed areas. In addition to reducing overall fuel loads for fire prevention, Civicorps crews focus on improving and maintaining trails used by hikers and cyclists. In 2022, the District’s pilot partnership provides 44 7-person crew days. Civicorps is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and local conservation corp originally founded in 1983 with a mission to re-engage young adults aged 18-26 to earn their high school diplomas, gain job skills, pursue college, and embark on family-sustaining careers. Learn more about Civicorps.