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Cemex to replant trees destroyed in Cal-Wood fire

On Sept. 10, more than 50 volunteers will plant an additional 600 trees.
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The Cemex Lyons Cement Plant announced Wednesday that it will partner with the Cal-Wood Education Center to plant trees around the center.

The Cal-Wood fire took place on Oct. 17, 2020 and consumed a total of 10,000 acres. The fire burned more than half of the Cal-Wood Education Center’s property which resulted in the mortality of many trees in the area.

Cemex has donated thousands of native-species trees to the recovery efforts which have been used for revegetation and erosion control. 

On Sept. 10, more than 50 volunteers will plant an additional 600 trees. The event marks the largest volunteer project held at the education center to date, according to a news release from Cemex.  

“We’re looking forward to our event with Cal-Wood Education Center later this year, as we continue helping boost the vitality of Cal-Wood,” said Michael Clausen, corporate social responsibility specialist, Cemex USA. “We’re excited to continue working with Cal-Wood to help drive its restoration efforts and environmental education programs forward.”

“Volunteer projects that help us restore our entire forest ecosystem – including erosion control, tree and grass planting, trail maintenance, wildfire management, campsite maintenance and more – are part of our mission and paramount to restoring our land at Cal-Wood,” said Rafael Salgado, executive director of Cal-Wood Education Center. “We are grateful for companies like Cemex Lyons for their support, volunteer hours and thousands of tree donations, which help bring Cal-Wood back to life.”


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