IDF Soldiers Volunteer in Carmel Forest

ByKKL-JNF
July 17, 2014 14:47

Even during these stormy days of Operation Protective Edge, as rockets fall incessantly on all of Israel's towns and cities, volunteer activities on behalf of the environment continue. On July 16, a group of IDF soldiers did voluntary forestry work in the Carmel Forest, as part of ongoing efforts to rehabilitate the forests ever since the devastating fires there in December 2010.




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IDF Soldiers Volunteer in Carmel Forest-1. (photo credit:KKL-JNF)

 Color Red alerts warning against missiles launched from Gaza are heard these days in the Carmel region. Nevertheless, a group of soldiers volunteered to work in the Carmel Forest, as a way of contributing to the community. 

KKL-JNF forester Alon Guter guided the volunteers as they worked in the forest, an activity which combines Zionism and environmental values with forest rehabilitation work: pruning, exposing areas and creating firebreaks to prevent the spreading of fires.


KKL-JNF Public Relations Coordinator Eti Azulai noted that "the fact that soldiers volunteer in the forests at this time expresses the importance and need for protecting and defending our homeland, along with caring for and protecting the forests around us."


This Israeli army unit joins the thousands of volunteers who have been coming to work in KKL-JNF forests for years. Azulai said that the KKL-JNF team in the north is always happy to welcome the volunteer community and to involve them in forest rehabilitation activities.






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