Lawyers Plant Trees in the Waldo Canyon Burn Area
Last year as part of the Annual Law Days events, The El Paso County Bar Association (EPCBA) and the Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) are teaming up to plant 1,000 trees in the Waldo Canyon Burn Area. The tree planting efforts took place in the burn scar area above Cascade on Pyramid Mountain. The previous year the EPCBA and CUSP planted 1,000 trees in Flying W Ranch. Post fire flooding poses a major threat of damage to homes and lives and we hope that these tree planting efforts will diminish some of that risk.
The Planting Project this year is planned for May 16, 2015. Please help us purchase trees by making a donation today! As details for the upcoming planting project become available, we will pass that information on to you! Thank you so much!
See the Bar Association's 2014 Waldo Canyon Tree Planting Project photo gallery below!
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The Waldo Canyon Fire
At approximately noon on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, the Waldo Canyon Fire was ignited. By July 18th, local firefighting operations had contained the wildfire at 18,247 acres. Though smaller in acreage than the Hayman Fire of 2002, the Waldo Canyon Fire was one of the most destructive fire to the people of Colorado in recent history, killing two people, burning 346 homes, and forcing the evacuation of over 32,000 people. The losses felt by those affected by the wildfire are longstanding, but will ultimately fall short of the strength gained as a community through our restoration efforts.
For more information on the Waldo Canyon Fire itself, visit: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/2929/.
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