Help us with a reforestation project at the Sierra Friends Center campus! On August 20, 2020, the lightning-started Jones Fire raged across Woolman’s campus and decimated the forest at Mel’s Pond. Quickly, a tree salvage operation occurred to recover the marketable timber, but it left a burn scar of about 75 acres on this hillside. A deep layer of mulch has covered this site for a year, helping build the health of the forest floor. Help us restore this burned forest to its majestic state once again.
This area is designated as the Marshal Palley Memorial Forest, named for one of Woolman’s founding families. Our goal is to plant 4,000 seedlings within 10 days: Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Giant Sequoia in a patchwork of small groves.
When: 10 am – 4 pm daily
Dec. 4-5 (Sat-Sun) — Community Volunteers
Dec. 6-10 (Weekdays) — School Groups
Dec. 11-12 (Sat-Sun) — Community Volunteers
Tree planting days will be led by forest science and land management experts. We will learn from them about fire ecology in our region and silviculture reforestation methods.
No experience is necessary. Volunteers must be able to walk on uneven ground and dig small holes with a spade for seedlings. May not be suitable for small children.
Out-of-town volunteers are welcome! Overnight accomodations in A-Frame cabins are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Cabin fees are waived in exchange for 2 days of planting. Meals may be purchased in our Dining Hall.
Pre-registration is required. Click here.
Or send an email with your preferred dates or desire to reserve a cabin to Volunteer Coordinator, Mei at firstname.lastname@example.org.