Dead Trees & Volunteer Opportunities

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March 31, 2017
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We Need Your Help!

On behalf of Hume Lake Christian Camps, THANK YOU! We are so thankful for all your help and support last year with the daunting task of managing the volume of dead trees here at camp. We accomplished a TON with the 200 volunteers who worked during our volunteer clean-up weekends and we are in awe of the $164,000+ raised during the fall “tree campaign.” This will be a huge help with the continued tree removal costs.  

Dead Trees in Hume Basin
Last year alone we cut down 1,000 trees and PG&E cut another 1,000. Even though we’ve had some wonderful much-needed rain lately (thanks be to God!), we continue to have trees succumbing to the bark beetle infestation and will be dealing with the effect for the next few years. There are dead trees remaining in some areas of each camp—Ponderosa, Meadow Ranch, Wagon Train, and Wildwood—as well as throughout the subdivision. To ensure the safety of campers and residents, these trees need to be brought down and cleaned up.

As you can imagine, this is quite the undertaking. We need help from many people like you to accomplish this. Please join us during one or both of our upcoming volunteer tree clean-up weekends: April 7-9, 2017 and/or May 12-14, 2017. We will drag, cut, and clear fallen trees and debris to the roadsides for heavy equipment to pick up and dump in designated areas. We still have spots available and can use more help until our lodging fills up.

We look forward to your partnership with this project in order to prepare for the full season of ministry this summer.

Register to volunteer or give to tree removal efforts at hume.org/trees