3:08 pm - Friday October 21, 9611

USAFA Volunteers For Mountain Shadows Fire Mitigation

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo., — Academy personnel have volunteered for this weekend’s semi-annual “Chipper Event” for fire mitigation in the Mountain Shadows community.

More than 250 cadets, faculty and staff members will be on hand from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to provide fire mitigation in the hardest hit community during the Waldo Canyon Fire.

Volunteers will help Mountain Shadows residents cut, gather, haul and stack organic slash, branches, deadfall and some burned trees and limbs. The Colorado Springs Fire Department will follow Monday by chipping the material and using it for erosion control and landscape recovery efforts within and around the Mountain Shadows burn areas

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