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Our Impact

Last Year Our Youth Corps...

Diverted 475,793 pounds of E-waste from the landfill.

Restored 280 acres of natural habitat.

Reduced fire fuel on 432 acres of public and private land.

Restored and maintained 152 miles of trails.

Diverted 8,618 tires from the landfill.


Corpsmember Spotlight

Luis M. 

Barriers to success can look very different for all corpsmembers who come to our program. Our Career Pathways team provides personalized assistance to prepare young people to enter the local workforce, become entrepreneurs, and stimulate our economy. For corpsmembers like Luis, these barriers manifest as a lack of access to development opportunities, and a supportive professional network.

“Luis came with borne leadership qualities CCNB has helped nurture,” said Elizabeth Barron-Stolcz, who supervised Luis in his early days at CCNB. Luis came from a job at an automotive shop. Since then, he has obtained many certifications and accolades, including Forklift Operator, CPR & First Aid, and OSHA 10. Most recently, he earned his Sawyer III certificate, the highest level we offer at CCNB, and that requires a rigorous on-site demonstration.

“You have to correctly drop a few, decent sized trees to get Sawyer III,” said Luis. He showcased his skills by assessing the correct methods, considering location, obstacles, and even the wildlife that lives in the area as part of the process. “I had to explain what I had to do, like why I had to do a double cut for example, and do it correctly to get it,” Luis said.

Beyond his flourishing technical skills, Luis shared how CCNB helped him get out of his comfort zone. “The best skill that I have gotten at CCNB is physical and mental strength. CCNB has done a lot for my maturity,” Luis said. Supervisors share how he is the first to volunteer to take on challenging tasks and is the first to help new corpsmembers. “When I started it sounded hard to drop trees. Now I can do it easily,” he said.  We are excited to see what he will accomplish next!

Project Spotlight

A New Day in Santa Rosa

Since moving to our bigger, more accessible Sonoma County location in Santa Rosa, our Zero Waste department can offer expanded waste management services. From the very first day, we were welcomed by an enthusiastic community and lots of activity.

CCNB’s Zero Waste Department provides tire, carpet, e-waste, and mattress recycling, as well as other waste management services at different capacities throughout Marin, Sonoma, and other neighboring counties. Up until the opening of our move from Cotati, e-waste and tire recycling was limited to specific events at different locations. Now, we can accept these materials at our new Santa Rosa facility on an ongoing basis Monday through Thursday. Visit our events page for more details.

During our first two days in Santa Rosa, we received 17 waste tires, 4 drop-offs of wall-to-wall carpet, 77 mattresses, and over 200 pounds of e-waste for recycling. Our new building allows us to store larger quantities of waste before it gets shipped out to recycling facilities. These numbers tell the story of a community eager to recycle.

It is encouraging to see the Santa Rosa community, as well as our regulars, continue to support our mission to conserve natural resources by keeping waste away from landfills.

E-waste collection 2022
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