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Thank you for your support!


You can make a difference to this special Environmental, Fire Protection and Youth Employment program.  Each year The C.R.E.W. provides over 10,000 hours of sorely needed employment to young people and their supervisors as they prevent wildfires, restore habitats, and repair damaged lands.

Concerned Resource and Environmental Workers (C.R.E.W.) is an Ojai based 501(c)3 non profit environmental employment program for young people in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. It has won the prestigious California Governor’s Award for Environmental and Economic Leadership, been named a Treasure of Santa Barbara County, and has been honored by Ventura County Board of Supervisors.

The C.R.E.W. benefits BOTH youth and the environment.  Youth build discipline, leadership, and a work ethic as they learn community service and wildfire prevention and conservation science. Every year, C.R.E.W. members get jobs in Forestry and Fire Fighting, as well as go on to school in related fields. 

You can ensure the good work of The C.R.E.W. continues by making a secure online donation.





A gift of :

  • $50 will purchase a Pulaski fire ax.
  • $80 will purchase a McLeod fire rake.
  • $125 will purchase personal Safety equipment for one youth, including gloves, glasses, hard hat, shirt and boots.
  • $400 will cover a crew for one day.
  • $2,500 will cover the basic costs for livestock and wrangler for a back country crew.

Please contact the C.R.E.W. if you would like to donate equipment, supplies, a vehicle or chipper at (805) 649-8847.

Checks can be made payable to:

P.O. Box 1532
Ojai, CA 93024



Donations to the C.R.E.W. are tax deductible. ID#77-0374392. A receipt will be provided.

The C.R.E.W. is a 501(c)3 community-based, non-profit organization.


The C.R.E.W. is proud to be a part of the 1% for the Planet network, which connects businesses and nonprofits to protect the planet. If you own a business, consider joining 1% for the Planet, naming The C.R.E.W. as your beneficiary.  Everyone wins!  For more information please visit