A crew of 13 California Conservation Corps (CCC) members from the Tahoe Basin Center will be assisting the Town in areas that pose a significant threat to life and property caused by the excessive snow. Led by supervisor Zach McHenry, the CCC crew will be based at the Community Center on Forest Trail and will be here through February 23. This crew was used two years ago and has working knowledge of the tasks and issues facing the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
At the request of the Town of Mammoth Lakes, corpsmembers will be working to maintain access to critical infrastructure, enhance traffic safety for transit and pedestrians, clear snow from priority propane tanks and fire hydrants, and remove excessive snow from public facilities with flat or low-pitch roofs such as the Community Center, transit shelters and school buildings.
The California Conservation Corps is a state agency created in 1976 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Members of the CCC are young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 who join for a year of outdoor work as well as emergency response caused by floods, fires, earthquakes, oil spills, excessive snow and more. For details about the program and job opportunities, visit www.ccc.ca.gov.
In addition to the CCC crew, four fire hand crews from the Owens Valley Conservation Camp are working in and around the Town of Mammoth Lakes to clear excessive snow from critical buildings and infrastructure such as the Mammoth Hospital, Mammoth Lakes Post Office and Town facilities. This work effort is being coordinated by the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District.