The No Men Saw Crew wrapped up five weeks of fire mitigation work in Bell Park last week, proving to themselves and others that they were up to the task.
The dozen crew members, either female-identifying or gender non-conforming, used chainsaws to cut 350 to 400 trees a week. They are part of the Mile High Youth Corps, a nonprofit that gives youths a chance to learn hands-on skills while serving their communities. The No Men Saw Crew is part of the land conservation program, and different teams are outside all summer and autumn cutting trees, building trails and more.
“They were amazing,” said Andy Perri, forester with Denver Mountain Parks, which owns Bell Park that runs along Stanley Park Road in Evergreen.
Perri said he liked using Mile High Youth Corps because the conservation program teaches young people about conservation and lets them work outdoors.
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