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Mar 30, 2013 7:12 PM by Eric Ross

Volunteers work to prevent further erosion in areas impacted by Waldo Canyon Fire

About 100 volunteers got their hands dirty Saturday afternoon at the Flying W Ranch.

Many trees were lost during the Waldo Canyon Fire and the ones that are standing are charred, causing major erosion problems.

Saturday morning, volunteers helped plant erosion barriers to stop soil from further eroding.

"We're just thankful that so many people have come out already to volunteer," crew leader Dave Dombach said. "It's just overwhelming the great response we've been getting from them."

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado along with the Coalition for the Upper South Platte are working hard to restore affected areas.

Some of their volunteer work includes:

*Chipping of burned trees
*Contour raking
*Reshaping the ground surface
*Building erosion control structures.

"The majority of work that's been done out here has been volunteer labor," volunteer coordinator Lisa Patton said. "There's not a lot of funding to get agencies out here."

If you'd like to get involved with Waldo Canyon restoration projects, visit http://waldofire.org/volunteer-form/

 

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