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Fire mitigation in Black Forest

Lin and Ray Rozak and Stan Beckner, Black Forest AARP Chapter members, were among the group of volunteers who worked hard to clear ìdog hairî growth and dead and downed timber along Shoup Road as part of the May 4 Wildlife Preparedness Day of Service in Black Forest.Wildlife Preparedness Day is part of the National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise Communities program, which encourages local solutions for wildfire safety by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, firefighters and others in an effort to protect people and property from wildfire risks.Black Forest AARP members also volunteered on several occasions with the Coalition for the Upper South Platte by helping plant new seedling trees at the Waldo Canyon fire burn site at the Flying W Ranch.Persons desiring to participate in community service projects are invited to attend Black Forest AARP chapter meetings. For additional information, contact Chuck at 719-749-9227 or visit the chapter website at

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