Summer Youth Ecology Corps Goes Back to Work

Jun 22, 2015

Brush clearing and trail maintenance are among the tasks taken on by members of the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps at Spring Lake Park this summer.

  Today we look at a triple-win summer job program for youth—they’re working outdoors, helping the community, and gaining experiences beyond job skills that will serve them going forward.

  The youth participating in the Ecology Corps don't just gain land maintenance skills that can be applied in numerous situations. Karen Freis, Assistant Director of Sonoma County's Human Services Department notes that they also learn about the local environment they are working in.

The Sonoma County Water Agency is a major partner in the Youth Ecology Corps program. During the 2009 season, they prepared the video below to explain it in greater detail.