February 8, 2011
In celebration of Earth Day 2011, Maki Iatridis and Ann Rhodes are organizing a tree planting event benefiting some of the area destroyed in Boulder, Colorado's Fourmile Fire. In September 2010, this blaze scorched more than 6,000 acres and destroyed 169 structures, making it the most devastating fire in Colorado history. The tree plantings will protect the Boulder Creek watershed from sediment runoff as well as re-forest some of the burn area. This is part of a national public service project through the American Bar Association's Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, called the "One Million Trees Project."
The One Million Trees Project encourages lawyers to support tree plantings, either directly by organizing projects, or indirectly by making contributions to national tree organizations through the OMTP website. Their mission is to plant one million trees by 2014 in an effort to highlight the benefits of trees for our climate and our environment, and to rebalance the volume of paper utilized within in the legal field. If you would like to donate to the project or volunteer, please contact Maki or Ann.