Aug 10, 2012 7:42 PM by Siera Santos, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Flying W Ranch started the first part of restoration Friday.
Over 50 volunteers, many of them military personell, worked to stabilize the land by spreading seed and mulch in hopes to hold back erosion long enough for revegetation.
"It's a really sold way to get people to connect with the land and with their community and to get projects like this done, which cannot practically be done any other way. It has to be done with hundreds of volunteers on the ground," says Jeff Ravage who works with the Coalition for the Upper South Platte.
Senator Kent Lambert also got his hands dirty with volunteers. He wants people who are interested in volunteering to know that they shouldn't be discouraged by lack of experience. Forestry experts are guiding the effort and are more than willing to train in both safety and how to get the job done.