The California Conservation Corps’ Veterans Conservation Corps joined the Conservation Lands Foundation, Mojave Desert Land Trust and Bureau of Land Management for clean-up and restoration in the Sand to Snow National Monument on Monday.
The work was funded by a $35,000 grant from Edison International to support training, mentorship and paid job opportunities for post-9/11 military veterans.
The crew worked with MDLT volunteers on Hondo Wash, located along the north side of Black Lava Butte near the Flamingo Heights neighborhood. Veterans spent the morning posting signs to mark trails and restoring habitats by planting native flora.
Over the past four years, Edison International has contributed over $140,000 to the CLF’s From Military Service to Green Service program, an ongoing Veterans-Youth Conservation Corps partnership launched in 2012.