Quick reminder on some upcoming volunteer projects that you might want to help with and a cruz’in Thomas fundraiser. Lets get to it…..
February 16-19, Manzana Schoolhouse
The Ojai Ranger District and LPFA will be partnering again this Saturday to cleanup some of the areas that were recently burned in the Thomas Fire. Last weekend was Rose Valley, this weekend we’ll be moving a little further up Hwy 33 (which is now open!) and focusing on Cherry Creek. Until recently Cherry Creek was a popular target shooting destination off the Upper Sespe along Hwy 33. To put it bluntly, the area was trashed over the previous decades by target shooters blasting the trees and leaving target remains up and down the road. A few years ago target shooting was prohibited and a series of cleanups organized to haul away much of the target remains and trash. The Thomas Fire burned much of Cherry Creek, revealing in the absence of brush a new wave of trash. Our objective is to get in there and pick up as much remaining trash as we can. The Forest Service will be providing lunch for all volunteers so please RSVP with Mike Porter and let him know if you want veggie or meat sandwich:
We’ll be meeting at the Ojai Ranger Station (1190 E. Ojai Ave.) at 8:30am and plan to be back by 4pm. All supplies will be provided but please wear closed-toe shoes and bring snacks, water, sunglasses and gloves if you have them. Hope to see you there…….
You never know what “trash” you’ll find after a fire?