Coastal Conservation Youth Corps
Are you between the ages of 14-18 looking to earn 30-35 volunteer hours gaining valuable experience in coastal conservation on Lake Huron? The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation launched the Coastal Conservation Youth Corps in 2020! A one-week, multi weekend immersive experience getting diverse experience in the environment field doing dune restoration, invasive species removal, shoreline surveys, plant identification, beach clean-ups, learning about species at risk and coastal processes.
The Coastal Conservation Youth Corps (CCYC) program engages local youth in Great Lakes science projects, building hands-on skills that complement the school curriculum, inspiring involvement in the local community encouraging continuing education in the environment field.
Through this program, participants learn about conservation, develop skills to further careers in environment, along with leadership skills transferable to any profession through introspective activities, physical challenges and team building.
CCYC community projects protect water quality, provide habitat for unique species, remove harmful trash from shorelines, and reduce the spread of invasive species. We are experiencing more interest now than ever in volunteerism. Training young leaders to care for and take conservation action to protect and restore coastal ecosystems will ensure our coast is resilient for generations to come.
The Program at-a-glance outlines the CCYC program's agenda, including the skills you will gain each day and the themes covered. Curious what happened last year? Click below for the 2020 Annual Report!
Are you in Grades 9-12? (Ages 14-18).
Are you able to meet the crew in Goderich, or Saugeen Shores?
Are you passionate about Lake Huron's coastal region, and want to gain valuable skills in the environment field?
Start your CCYC Journey!
Upcoming Dates for Summer/Fall 2021
Group 1: July 5-9 (Goderich) GRP 1 - FULL
Group 2: July 12-16 (Saugeen Shores)
Group 3: July 19-18 (Saugeen Shores)
Group 4: August 9-13 (Saugeen Shores)
Group 5: September 11-12 & 25-26 (Goderich)
*Sessions run from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (please arrive 15 minutes early)
*Dates subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions
*Max 9 participants per group
Program Health & Safety
CCYC will be running programs under the guidance of provincial regulation and the local health unit.