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Photos: Boy Scouts lend helping hand to flood mitigation

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Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 5:46 PM
Robert Ferrell, in cowboy hat, helps his son, Thomas, white ball cap, and Roman Speegle, red hat, trench and stake straw logs for watershed mitigation Sunday in the Falls Creek Ranch area. About 15 Boy Scouts from Durango Troop 538 and one Cub Scout from Pack 502 helped residents preserve their roads, protect the watershed and mitigate flooding as a result of the 416 Fire.
Courtesy of Clyde Church

Boy Scouts of Durango Troop 538 help Falls Creek Ranch residents in their efforts to preserve their roads, protect the watershed and mitigate flooding from the 416 Fire. From left, Jacob Papi, son of Tim and Jamie Papi; Ian Hartley, son of Tina Hartley; Roman Speegle, son of Richard Speegle and Diana Wright; Thomas Ferrell, son of Lisa and Robert Ferrell; Ian McCarthy, son of Jim McCarthy and Paula Mills; and Robert Ferrell, assistant scoutmaster.
Nina Heron works with her son Ray Heron, white hat, and Brandon Papi to carry stakes to fasten straw logs to prevent erosion Sunday in the Falls Creek Ranch area. The Boy Scouts staked in straw logs, seeded with native grasses, and spread certified weed-free straw on the steep burned areas to slow rain runoff and minimize debris flows in the neighborhood and to neighbors below on County Road 203.

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