COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Flying W Ranch was badly burned in the Waldo Canyon Fire. Now volunteers are getting their hands dirty to keep the ranch safe from flooding.
This weekend kicked (3/27/14) off Flying W's volunteer work for the season. 55 people pitched in on Saturday, laying down mulch between the burned slopes and the city's water supply. Volunteers also spent their Saturday raking rocks on the ranch.
"We did help with the canyon fire. We helped a family find lost treasurable items. So right now, just spreading mulch. I think it's doing a lot," said volunteer Gregory Chaplin.
"We couldn't do this work without volunteers. We have 1500 acres to mitigate. Everything we do on the ranch affects the city. So the more we mitigate, the more downstream assets we're protecting," said Flying W Ranch Land Management Director Jason Moore.
You can volunteer at Flying W Ranch every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. through the end of September. Click here to sign-up.