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Woodsmobile Needed

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P-CREW needs a new troop transport vehicle to move hardworking teenagers to work in the woods.

With your tax-deductible contribution, we can make sure these youth have a safe, reliable four-wheel drive SUV.

Together, we can get these kids back on the road to work, play, learning and their mission:

Developing the next generation of natural resource stewards through work experience, field-based learning, personal growth and professional development. 

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WHO WE ARE

P-CREW brings together youth from different ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. We aim to hire 50% of participants from urban areas—mainly the East Bay Area of San Francisco--and 50% from rural areas—mainly Lassen, Plumas, and Butte counties.  Youth gain job skills and learn about themselves while improving teamwork and interpersonal communication skills.

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"I think the most meaningful project was building burn piles in Butterfly Valley. It was boring as hell, but it felt good to be doing work that would help limit the risk of fire and protect people whose homes we drove past on the way to work. It felt like a very tangible and necessary piece of work."
Itai, grade 12

"My daughter has grown tremendously. She gained confidence in herself that she never had before and she is not shying away from challenges as she previously had done."

Jennifer

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WORK CREWS LEARN TO:

  • Make forests and watersheds more resilient
  • Overcome fears and obstacles
  • Recreation skills and safety
  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Build confidence beyond their comfort zone
  • Become good stewards of natural resources

The youth who applied have been on pins and needles waiting to find out if the program will even happen this summer.

Our staff, with the help of local medical professionals, our partners and others have been striving for months to develop the protocols that would make this summer's conservation work possible -- just last Friday, we determined it could be done.

Now we need your help to overcome the last challenge.

Our old Suburban, donated years ago at the beginning of the P-CREW program, has too much wear and tear to be used this summer.  With $10,000 we can purchase a used SUV that will give these youth an active, healthy, productive, educational 5-week job doing much needed work in the woods and watersheds.  Not only will it make this year's nearly cancelled program possible - it will serve P-CREW participants for many years to come.

Crew leaders have arrived and crew members will be arriving soon.

These energetic teenagers are HOPING to give five weeks of hard work to landscapes and communities of the Sierra.   YOU CAN SAY YES!