Chevron contribution supports conservation corps

Chevron contributed $24,000 to a Grand Junction-based program offering participants job and life skills training while working on land improvement projects.

Chevron donated the money to support the Western Colorado Conservation Corps, a program of Mesa County Partners.

WCCC crews build and maintain trails and fences, remove invasive plant species and restore habitats. For 2022, a total of more than 90 youth and young adults have been hired to work on public lands and remove invasive species along rivers. 

Participants earn AmeriCorps education awards to pay for college in addition to various certifications that can help them with employment. More than half of the youth and young adults hired for the program are within poverty guidelines.