Forest Service Firefighter Allyson introduces kids to her firefighting gear during the recent Kids Purgatoire-Cucharas Health Forests Stewardship Day. The event brought kids from the Trinidad Youth Club to San Isabel National Forest where they learned about ARWC's collaborative forest health project with the Purgatoire Watershed Partnership.
The Purgatoire Watershed Partnership enjoyed a successful Kids Purgatoire-Cucharas Healthy Forests Stewardship Day with the Trinidad Youth Club. The kids enjoyed a fun day in the San Isabel National Forest learning about wildfire and how to improve forest health.
Attendees learned about our collaborative Purgatoire and Cucharas Rivers fuel mitigation project that kicked off this summer. ARWC is partnering with the PWP's 17 local and regional partners, and we are all working together to make forests healthier and safer in these sister watersheds. Our project provides a great opportunity to educate the next generation about this important work.
It was a beautiful day for the kids to connect with nature. Highlights included a picnic lunch at the Purgatoire Campground, and Forest Service firefighter Allyson let the kids try on her firefighting gear. After lunch, everyone headed up the North Fork Trail for a stewardship hike along the North Fork of the Purgatoire River. It was a great chance learn a few things, enjoy our public lands and pack out trash left along the trail.