The C.R.E.W. is asking for your support for its Environmental, Fire Protection and Youth Employment program.  In 2012 the C.R.E.W. provided over 10,500 hours of sorely needed employment to young people and their supervisors as they constructed fire breaks, restored habitats, and repaired forest trails.

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

As you know these are tough times for young people, especially those who graduated form high school during the recession and who can’t find work.  Because of the increasing need for employment by youth and young adults, we have aggressively pursued a wide variety of employment projects from both the public and private sector sources.  The C.R.E.W.’s reputation for hard work & timely project completion has enabled us to establish annual contracts with 7 organizations.

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                                                               -OR-


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