2017 WCISA Volunteer Work Day: Camp Whitsett

Another fantastic work day with a new learning experience built in!  In Work Day 1exchange for our tree work at Camp Whitsett, the West LA Boy Scouts will make a large financial contribution to TheBritton Fund, Inc.  Our focus this year is safe removal techniques.  We need tree workers and ground workers, as well as lead instructors.   Interested in being an instructor?  Contact Andy at atrotter@wcainc.com!


Safe Removal Technique Workshop
Participants in the workshop will have the Hands-On opportunity to work with skilled instructors learning the basic safe removal standards and proper felling cuts those looking for advanced rigging and removal skills will be put on crew’s that will specialize in those types of removals.  At the end of the day the volunteers will be removing approximately 120 beetle-killed trees at Camp Whitsett in the southern Sierra mountains.

In addition we will be doing our best to recover as many of saw logs as possible  A crew of woodworkers will be using a Woodmizer (or two) to prepare lumber and turning the products into something usable for the camp.

Equipment needed
Bucket trucks, loaders, sawmills, whole tree chippers. If you’re able to bring any of these types of large equipment please contact Andy Trotter to organize.

Please bring chainsaws, ropes, rigging, gear, saw chaps and all other PPE

ANSI z133 requirements will be required and enforced during the weekend

We will staying in Bunkhouse (shared) cabins.  The scouts will be feeding us from snacks Friday night through breakfast Sunday morning.  For those interested in bringing families a special family program to help keep kids enjoying the natural enjoyment of the forest will be available.

There will also be a guided tour of Trail of 100 Giants (Giant Sequoia Grove) by Dr. Jim Downer. 1 CEU will be offered.

Want to help in a bigger way?  We’re still looking for companies interested in monetary and equipment donations.  Contact Andy Trotter, 714/920-1262 or atrotter@wcainc.com  for more info.

Watch our video from last year’s work day at Pixie Woods – it was a blast!