Forest Aid Year II Launches in San Bernardino National Forest

Forest Aid Year II Launches in San Bernardino National Forest March 4 Press Conference, Sempra Donates $50K U.S. Forest Service teams with nonprofits & volunteers to replant burned areas

Who
The U.S. Forest Service is partnering with the San Bernardino National Forest Association (SBNFA) and L.A.-based TreePeople

What
Forest Aid Press Conference and Sempra $50,000 Donation Announcement

Where
San Bernardino National Forest Association, Urban Conservation Corps Headquarters 703 S. Gifford Ave., Unit 219 San Bernardino, CA, 92408

When
Thursday, March 4, 2010, 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

9 a.m. Sign-in and Refreshments
9:30 a.m. Press Conference
11 a.m. Facility Tour

Why Forest Aid – from ashes to action – is a volunteer-led effort following the aftermath of the 2007 and 2003 tragic wildfires where 185,000 acres burned in the San Bernardino National Forest. Forest Aid intends to plant 25,000 seedlings in the 2010 planting season extending from March 27 – May 10. The 2009 season successfully planted 20,500 seedlings with the help of 2,547 volunteers.

About Forest Aid: The United States Forest Service, The San Bernardino National Forest Association and TreePeople are partnering to help restore the San Bernardino National Forest. This partnership is based on a simple belief: That a single person planting a single tree can help revitalize fire-damaged areas, curb global warming, clean the air, capture rainwater and build a sense of community. Working with local land management agencies, nonprofit organizations, volunteers and the business community, Forest Aid’s mission is to replant and revitalize the mountains of Southern California. More information at www.forestaid.net.

Major funding for Forest Aid is provided by the Walt Disney Company and The Boeing Company.

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