Girl scouts help with ANF clean up

With the desolate burn area as a backdrop are (from left) Antonio Martos, Lucas Martos-Repath, Celina Natzic, Catherine Giese, Isabel Martos-Repath, Jenna Benson, and Dave Natzic.
With the desolate burn area as a backdrop are (from left) Antonio Martos, Lucas Martos-Repath, Celina Natzic, Catherine Giese, Isabel Martos-Repath, Jenna Benson, and Dave Natzic.

In late September, four members of Cadette Girl Scout Troop 7161 participated in National Public Lands Day 2009. Although the Angeles National Forest remains closed to the public, forestry officials and members of Angeles National Forest fire engines 10 and 13 escorted volunteers to the Wildwood picnic area, up Big Tujunga Canyon, for a morning of clean-up in the aftermath of the devastating Station Fire. Joining in the effort were groups from across

Southern California, including the L.A. Conservation Corps, Outward Bound, the Sierra Club, volunteers from event sponsor Toyota, and members of William S. Hart High School.

Work teams were assigned to scour the Big Tujunga Canyon riverbed and watershed, collecting trash and other harmful debris, to help protect the area and alleviate the compounding trouble caused by pollution when the expected winter rains come.


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