Cal Students and Volunteers Plant Over 1000 Trees in Stanislaus National Forest!
For the 4th year in a row, The Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp (FOBTC) organized a tree planting expedition into the Rim Fire Recovery Zone in the Stanislaus National Forest. There were more than 20 million trees affected by The Rim Fire in 2013.
On March 16, 2019, FOBTC partnered with the California Outdoor Engagement Coalition to bring 25 UC Cal students from Epsilon ETA, a professional environmental fraternity organization on campus, out to the forest near Yosemite National Park that had been burned down. Funded by the UC Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund to create more campus/community involvement, these environmental stewards were treated to a free weekend, including transportation, meals and lodging – and had a blast.
Along with another 100 volunteers, including campers, families, Rotarians, and Americorps, they planted over 1000 trees in one day.