Volunteers to Dedicate Children’s Forest Above Colby Trail

Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 4.59.20 AMThe community is invited to the dedication of the Glendora Children’s Forest in Colby Canyon Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Festivities will include a Native American blessing of the forest, an Easter Egg Hunt, photo opportunities with an Easter Gumby, face painting and lessons on fire safety.

Those who plan on attending should meet at the entrance to Colby Trail at 9 a.m. and follow the signs to the event, organizers said.

During previous dedications, participants would conduct a planting in the forest, but the extreme drought has forced organizers to forgo those plans. Plantings will continue in smaller numbers throughout the year.

The dedication is organized by the Glendora Community Conservancy, the non-profit group charged with the preservation of the landscape, historical buildings, open space and history of Glendora.

The Children’s Forest Project began in October of 2013 with the goals of conservation, wildlife, educating the city’s youth and promoting unity.

The Children’s Forest was spared in the Colby Fire, with flames the edge of the more than 100 oak trees previously planted.

Volunteers are needed the day of the event and before. Those interested in helping can call (626) 857-0800 or email Kristina Bejarano: kristina@bejaranoagency.com.

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