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HUMMER And Tread Lightly! Launch Restoration Effort At Mendocino National Forest's North Fork Campground

WHAT:
The national nonprofit organization Tread Lightly! and General Motors' HUMMER division are launching a new initiative aimed at repairing damage caused by the 2001 "Trough Fire" at the North Fork Campground in the Mendocino National Forest (Stonyford, CA).

The project is part of an ongoing initiative sponsored by HUMMER called HUMMER Helps, which is managed under Tread Lightly!'s Restoration for Recreation program(tm). HUMMER Helps seeks to construct, enhance or restore off-highway trails and other recreation areas across the country.

WHO:
Volunteers from the Blue Ribbon Coalition, HUMMER, Tread Lightly!, US Forest Service, and members of the community in the Mendocino area.

Press Conference Speakers:
Mike DiGiovanni, HUMMER general manager; Lori Davis, Tread Lightly! executive director; Blue Ribbon Coalition Western Representative, Don Amador

WHEN:
Saturday, April 3

  • 9:00 a.m. assemble at the Stonyford Work Station and transfer to restoration site
  • 10:00 a.m. - press conference
  • 10:30 a.m. - tree planting activities
  • 12:30 p.m. - lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. - nature hike

WHERE:
North Fork Campground, Mendocino National Forest
Meeting at the Stonyford Work Station
5171 Stonyford-Elk Creek Road, Stonyford, CA
Contact Tread Lightly! for Directions

WHY:
With approximately 70,000 visitors a year, the North Fork Campground is the largest off-highway vehicle destination in Northern California and is considered a vital component of the Fout Springs OHV recreation complex. The "Trough Fire" caused significant damage to trees, vegetation and infrastructure of the site.