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Tahoe corps member chosen for Australian exchange

Tribune staff report

Julia Predmore of the California Conservation Corps’ Tahoe Center is one of nine corpsmembers statewide selected for the 2014 work exchange with Conservation Volunteers Australia. Predmore, 23, has been with the CCC’s Tahoe Center since January.

The CCC contingent will leave Aug. 20 for Melbourne and work in the states of Victoria and Queensland until Oct. 17. Projects will likely include tree planting, non-native plant removal and habitat protection for several endangered marsupials. Along with the environmental work, the nine corpsmembers will have a chance to do some sightseeing on the weekends. Conservation Volunteers Australia is the leading practical conservation organization in Australia and New Zealand, recruiting volunteers locally and from around the world for environmental and wildlife conservation projects.

CVA has been exchanging young people with the CCC since 1988. A group of Australians is expected to visit in November, working in California at several CCC locations.

CCC participants pay their own airfare; room and board is deducted from their Corps salaries.

The California Conservation Corps is state agency created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 1976. Men and women, 18 to 25, sign up for a year of natural resource work and emergency response.

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