Volunteers Plant 150 Trees At Fire-Damaged Stetson Ranch Park in Sylmar

Volunteers Plant 150 Trees At Fire-Damaged Stetson Ranch Park in Sylmar
Adjoins Oakridge Mobile Home Park Devastation

Saturday, April 25, 2009
9 a.m. to noon (speakers at 11 a.m.)

Stetson Ranch Park
13877 Glenoaks Blvd., Sylmar

Volunteers will plant 150 trees as part of fire recovery efforts at Stetson Ranch Park that sustained damage last fall. The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (the Park is a Department facility) and TreePeople are leading the efforts. They’ll partner with Million Trees LA, Hollywood/Los Angeles Beautification Team, Koreatown Youth and Community Center, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, and North East Trees. Major funding for fire restoration efforts is provided by The Walt Disney Company and The Boeing Company.

Stetson Ranch is among the victims of the Sayre fire (also known as the Sylmar fire), which destroyed nearly 500 residences – the worst loss of homes due to fire in the City’s history, and burned more than 11,000 acres. The blaze started November 14 and wasn’t contained until November 20. The park is next door to the Oakridge mobile home park which suffered nearly total devastation during the fire.

Assembly Member Cameron Smyth (38th District)
Councilmember Richard Alarcón (7th District, home to Stetson Ranch)
Councilmember Tony Cardenas (6th District)
Jon Kirk Mukri, General Manager – Department of Recreation and Parks

People putting trees in the ground and covering them with soil
Volunteers smiling yet working hard to restore a fire-damaged area