Scouts plant trees in area scorched by Valley View Fire - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Scouts plant trees in area scorched by Valley View Fire

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - On July 10th, 2008 the Valley View Fire destroyed 11 homes, and charred 1,000 acres.  Sunday afternoon, scouts from pack 497 and troop 494, along with their parents planted 600 Ponderosa Pine tree seedlings to revitalize and rehabilitate some of the burned area.

Its part of the many community service project the kids do throughout the year. Scout 494 patrol leader Josh Duncan says many of the kids saw the devastation the fire caused on television last year, but they couldn't do anything to help. Today they got a chance to help out a community that is trying to slowly rebuild.

Today scouts learned exactly how to properly plant trees and more of the history behind the Valley View Fire.

KHQ Reporter
Paola Cherzad

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