Four Mile Canyon Fire Restoration CITO
Saturday, March 26, 2011
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Saturday, March 26th
This page will be updated as more information becomes available.
08:00am - 04:00pm
Meet at the listed coordinates for sign in, instructions, and transportation to the worksite. We will have a Geocaching.com Flag and over-sized logbook there.
1777 6th Street
Boulder, CO 80302-5814
|2011.03.09 Update: Because we have to shuttle volunteers from the parking lot to the worksite, there will not be the opportunity for people to leave early. Volunteers must commit to the entire day (8-4)
6 months after the fire destroyed the area, the cleanup efforts continue. The fire directly impacted hundreds of residents and gripped the larger community for weeks, instilling a deep desire for us all to join together to restore the damaging effects of the fire. The wildfire has left thousands of acres prone to severe erosion and invasion by weeds. A multi-agency team (Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado), led by Boulder County Parks and Open Space, has developed a restoration plan for the area.
We will be planting native grass seeds on over 500 acres (not all today) to resist the invasion of weeds and reduce the threat of erosion. We may also apply straw mulch and construct sand-bag barriers in flood prone areas.
This is an extremely large project and all hands are appreciated.
Due to the hazards of the area, children under 12 are not allowed.
|You should be prepared for:
- Uneven terrain (hillside)
What will be provided:
- A long day of hard work planning seed, tilling soil, and cleaning up the area
- You will get dirty
- It will be hot and sunny
- Water (bottle, canteen, Camelback, etc)
- Supplies for restoration project
- Water (not bottled)
- Lunch (donated by local businesses)
The Fourmile Canyon Fire in the foothills west of Boulder has destroyed at least 135 homes, surpassing the Hayman Fire of 2002 for the number of homes lost.
Also, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday, four residents remain unaccounted for.
At its largest, the fire was reported at 7,120 acres Tuesday; estimates of its size fluctuated throughout Wednesday. As of Wednesday evening, officials estimated the fire had burned about 6,300 acres.
September 9th, 2010 By Magdalena Wegrzyn
|Four Mile Canyon as seen from space (Courtesy of NASA):
(No hints available.)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum