Join Us!


No one wants to be stuck in a traffic jam with flames on the side of the road. Highway 73 is our most dangerous wildfire evacuation route. Everyone on the west side of Highway 73 and many people on the east side can leave the mountains only on this road.
To get started on this necessary community project, and bring attention to the need for thinning on the side of the road, we are asking the community to help us.
On June 8 and June 29, we will be thinning vegetation for 30 feet off the west side of Highway 73 between Blue Creek Road and Surrey Drive. All seven property owners have agreed to this community service; thank you!
Asplundh is donating crew time to fell the trees, far away from the volunteers. Thank you, Asplundh!
Please volunteer! For an hour to all day, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We need:
  •  Parking and volunteer directors
  •  Lots of able-bodied people to haul branches to trailers.
  •  More large trailers to haul slash to the Elk Creek slash drop-off (let us know in advance.)
  • If you are terrific with a chainsaw, let us know and bring it along, as well as ear protection.  We might need to cut up the 4” diameter and smaller trees we will be moving on June 8, and we will need to limb the larger trees on June 29.
WEAR: Bright orange or lime green and hiking boots if you can, long pants, long sleeves, sunglasses or safety glasses, work gloves, hat, plenty of water. We’ll have some orange or green safety vests and gloves to loan.
Please SIGN UP on the Sign-Up Genius below.
PARK: Carpool if possible. Park well away from the work zone on a side street; follow parking director. Check-in on Surrey Drive near the corner of Highway 73.
Donations are also appreciated for signs, slash drop fees, traffic plan and traffic equipment rental.  By check to Conifer Rotary Foundation, cash at the check-in desk, or by credit card at; note that it is for the wildfire project.