Background and Introduction

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The Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) was established by the state legislature in 1983 to conserve, rehabilitate, and enhance the state’s natural and environmental resources while providing educational opportunities and meaningful service experiences for young adults and military veterans. WCC is housed within the Washington State Department of Ecology and provides field crews and individual placement members to complete projects in partnership with qualifying partners.

This is a solicitation for partner organizations and projects for the 2022-2023 WCC program year. The 2022-2023 WCC program year runs from Oct. 3, 2022 to Sept. 8, 2023.
Field Crews
WCC crews serve directly with your organization. Crews consist of five members and a supervisor, along with a complement of basic hand tools and an extended cab WCC truck. Field crews complete projects that physically improve the natural environment or expand recreational opportunities for the public such as trail building, native plant installations, and wildland fire mitigation.

Regular hours are 7-5:30PM, Monday through Thursday. WCC crews have capability for extended schedules lasting up to eight days for remote or backcountry projects. A full-term field crew serves up to 164 crew days with partners during the WCC program year.
Individual Placements
An Individual Placement (IP) is a single resource serving within a host site organization to support volunteer recruitment, environmental education, environmental research and project management. Host site organizations are able to recruit for and select the IP.