CCC Members Dispatched to Angel Island for Oil Removal

SAN FRANCISCO – Members of the California Conservation Corps (CCC) will work throughout the day today removing oil from the shoreline of Angel Island.

Ten corps members, based in Chico, are working under the direction of the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The crew is specially trained in hazardous waste site and oil spill clean-up techniques.

The crew is working 12-hour days and is scheduled to work at Angel Island until 5 p.m.

The CCC crew supervisor is Laramie Griffith.

CCC Director David Muraki praised the coordinated effort of the multiple agencies involved in the oil spill cleanup.

“We’re pleased to join in this effort and have our corps members assist with the clean-up work,” he said.

The CCC has helped with oil spill clean-up response for the last 30 years, including several in the San Francisco Bay. Members of the CCC are young men and women, ages 18 to 25, who spend a year involved in natural resource work and emergency response.

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