Over 40 volunteers helped plant seedling trees in Sinks Canyon this past Saturday

(Lander, Wyo.) – This past Saturday morning over 40 volunteers showed up with shovels, buckets, and gloves to assist the staff at Sinks Canyon State Park plant seedling trees on the charred slopes left from the 2013 Fairfield Fire.

Community volunteers of all ages worked alongside agency folks to plant 1,200 native seedling trees species.  Members of the stakeholder team flagged the area the day before the event with a variety of colored flags to assist in identifying prime planting locations for each species.

State Park Superintendent Darrel Trembly said he was so excited to see the awesome turnout of folks to help. “I know that it will probably take 3-5 years to accomplish the habitat restoration and watershed protection needed, but this event will go a long way towards the reestablishment of the unique upland habitat of Sinks Canyon Park,” he said.

–Popo Agie Conservation District