Springfield, OR The Willamette National Forest is sending a team of twenty people to help the victims of last week’s Superstorm Sandy on the East coast. The team will be performing a variety of tasks including clearing and piling downed trees and brush, felling trees where necessary and aiding in clean-up efforts more broadly. “We will be working with utility crews to get roads cleared and the power back on,” said Quinlan Anderson of McKenzie Bridge.
“We are so proud of our crews” commented Acting Forest Supervisor Gordie Blum, “they have been willing and eager to go and help the folks back East during this difficult time. They train all year to be ready; it is an honor to be called upon to serve.”
The team will be leaving from the Klamath Falls airport Monday, November 5 at approximately noon. Track the crew’s progress and experience by following crew boss Quinlan Anderson via twitter.com/WillametteNF.