Re-foresting on a grassroots level

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A portion of the proceeds generated by the Station fire charm bracelet will go toward re-planting efforts. (Photo/Raul Roa)

A contigent of La Cañada Flintridge residents are spearheading a grassroots effort to generate money and volunteers to assist in the re-forestation of Angeles National Forest.

The Foothill Communities Re-forestation Committee is trying to mobilize residents from all the Station fire-impacted communities to participate in an already existing volunteer program run by the U.S. Forest Service. The program trains individuals to plant seedlings and prune unwanted weeds.

In addition, La Cañada merchant Sue Stranger designed a Station fire bracelet, which is currently for sale in her store, Adobe Designs. The charm bracelets are $48, and $10 of the proceeds will go toward purchasing Big Cone Douglas Fir seedlings that will be used in the replanting.

“It doesn’t matter who started the fire, it matters who is going to get it done,” committee member Sheri Morton said. “Many hands make light work. We are always complaining about the government wanting out money, well now we are going to give them our hands.”

Written by Megan O'Neil

December 29, 2009 at 11:38 am

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