Volunteers Restore San Gabriel Mountains Trail for National Get Outdoors Day

Volunteers Restore San Gabriel Mountains Trail for National Get Outdoors Day

Edison International employees recently partnered with the National Forest Foundation.

Edison International volunteers partnered with the National Forest Foundation to restore hiking trails in the San Gabriel Mountains as part of National Get Outdoors Day.

Edison International volunteers partnered with the National Forest Foundation to restore hiking trails in the San Gabriel Mountains as part of National Get Outdoors Day.

Edison International volunteers partnered with the National Forest Foundation to restore hiking trails in the San Gabriel Mountains as part of National Get Outdoors Day.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 1:10pm

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In 2009, the Station Fire blazed through 160,000 acres of Southern California’s Angeles National Forest. It was the largest and deadliest fire of the year, killing two firefighters and destroying 209 structures, including 89 homes.

Six years later, the forest is beginning to make a comeback. Hiking trails are becoming overgrown with brush, including poodle-dog brush, which grows quickly after fires. Although it helps prevent erosion, it causes severe skin irritation when touched, making trails unsafe for hiking.

To celebrate National Get Outdoors Day, 35 Edison International volunteers partnered with the National Forest Foundation to help restore a portion of the Charlton Flats Trail and get it ready for hiking once again – removing much of the brush.

Read the full story in Edison's Online Newsroom.