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Burn scar reseeding project starts in Herriman

Burn scar reseeding project starts in Herriman
Posted at 6:02 PM, Aug 23, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-24 17:13:41-04

HERRIMAN, Utah -- Thousands of pounds of seed are ready to go into the ground where wildfires ravaged earlier this summer in Herriman.

A reseeding project is under way with 350 volunteers already signed up to help re-vegetate the hundreds of acres scarred by wildfire. The city is hoping for 100 more volunteers due to the large area needed to be covered.

"We can do the project successfully with the volunteers that we have, but we would love to have more," said Herriman City spokesperson Nicole Martin. "They need to go to Herriman.org, they need to fill out an application that they can bring with them and then choose a time slot."

Herriman went through its second major wildfire in two years. In June, the Rosecrest Fire burned three homes and scorched nearly 400 acres.

On Saturday, volunteers will begin the reseeding project. The seed is to provide temporary vegetation while native plants can grow back.

A federal grant, along with grant matches on a county and city level, provided money to purchase the 11,000 pounds of seed.

For more information on volunteering, visit http://www.herrimancity.net/latest-news/reseeding-efforts/