Girl Scouts San Diego leading the way in fire prevention in California mountains

  • Source: KXTV ABC 10 Sacramento
  • Published: 06/12/2024 03:27 PM

VIDEO: For those who live and work in San Diego’s mountains, fire prevention is often on the mind, especially at Camp Winacka and Camp Whispering Oaks in Julian. That’s where the Girl Scouts San Diego is leading the way with new technology that burns away fire fuels. What looks like two large dumpsters in the forest, is actually fire fighting equipment that cost a hefty $1 million, paid for by people’s love of Girl Scout cookies. And that’s money well spent for those whose mission it is to protect this land. “The San Diego pine and oak trees are in distress and the beetles that have ravaged Cuyamaca have jumped thousands and thousands of trees," said Eric Williams, the Director of Property at Girl Scouts San Diego. Dead and dying trees cover this mountain range, "It’s crazy how quick a tree will go from looking healthy to being dead,” Williams said.



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