With budget dollars so tight these days, California State Parks is reaching out for private donations to reforest public areas ravaged by fires in the last six years. "Join the Million Tree Challenge" aims to plant trees on about 1,800 acres of devastated land in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park near San Diego and Chino Hills State Park in San Bernardino County.
The campaign is accepting online donations at www.reforestcalifornia.com. The Web site also has tons of information about trees and the environment, how to volunteer for tree plantings and clean up events and an explanation of where donated money goes.
The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Southern California and Stater Bros. Supermarkets, a SoCal grocery chain, also are sponsoring the effort.