La Foret launches “Black Forest Strong” project

Published: June 28, 2013, 2:55 pm, by Ryan Handy

The La Foret historic retreat, which was spared by the Black Forest fire, will become a Community Resource Center for a new recovery organization, Black Forest Strong.

This Saturday the new group will launch a seven step recovery plan for residents impacted by the fire, which burned 511 homes and killed two people in early June.

Aspects of the plan, according to news release from Black Forest Strong:

1) Preserve pristine forest by placing 430 acres of property on a conservation easement
2) Opening a Community Resource Center
3) Offering Mitigation Training & Services to Community
4) Providing Grief Counseling
5) Reseeding Efforts in Black Forest
6) Organizing Community Based Events
7) Providing Direct Aid to Victims

The first day of service, Saturday June 29, will be at 58590 Burgess Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.