Replanting Trees in Stanislaus NF

Area of Focus: Environmental Improvement

Lead Club Name: El Cerrito

Lead Rotarian: Kaliski, Martin Edward

Year: 2020-21

Project Budget: $25,000.00

DDF Grant Amount: $12,000.00

Replanting Trees in Stanislaus National Forest and Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Stanislaus National Forest Rim fire restoration, near Yosemite The El Cerrito, Berkeley and other BARSHEEP Rotary Clubs seek a $15,000 matching grant from District 5160 Rotary. The grant will provide funds for one-foot conifers trees, contract workers (for the larger trees), trail restoration, and a watering/plant care program in the Stanislaus Forest near and in Camp Tuolumne, in the Yosemite area devastated by the Rim Fire in 2013. Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors along with other organizations will plant trees in the spring 2021. The destruction of the forest and camp due to the Rim Fire has been devastating to the health of the forest, and campers who have enjoyed the area for 100 years. Volunteer participants will have the satisfaction of restoring the health of the forest and will be able to watch the growth of the trees over time along the Tuolumne River with the satisfaction that they played a part in its renewal and the pleasure of working together as a community. This project will help in the restoration of the forest ecosystem and move the camping community from grief to renewal and hope for the future. The restoration of the forest ecosystem is critical to the long range health of our world.

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