Apr 20, 2013 6:46 PM by Eric Ross

Brother and sister team up for Waldo Canyon restoration project

A brother and sister from Woodland Park are the proud recipients of Disney's Friends for Change grant.

Logan and Carly Simpson recently entered the contest in the hopes of restoring burned areas near the Flying W Ranch following last year's devastating Waldo Canyon Fire. The 9-year-old twins were evacuated from their home during the blaze and wanted to take on this project in order to reforest the area surrounding their neighborhood.

The pair were one of 50 recipients across the nation to receive a $1,000 grant to jump start their restoration project.

"I couldn't believe we won," Carly said.

The Simpson family partnered with the Coalition for the Upper South Platte along with classmates from Gateway Elementary to plant trees Saturday.

"It's really important to inspire kids about volunteering and helping the community," Carly said. "I'm pretty excited because a lot of people showed up."

For more information on grants provided through Disney's Friends for Change, visit



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