California’s 2017 wildfires devastated entire communities. It has been humbling to hear stories from individuals who lost their homes, had to flee in the middle of the night, and whose lives have been changed forever.

Today, it was a privilege to be able to bring the LAA labyrinth to one piece of land where a home had once stood. The buckled mailbox, charred tree bark and empty ground made clear just how ferocious Nature’s path had been through this community.

Out of respect for both those affected and the land, I will not elaborate too much on the experience that we had here. However, I will say that for me, it was one that felt meaningful and important.

Houses are quickly returning, along with other buildings. Most encouraging, however, is to see how soon a green environment is appearing again, and thankfully, with some tree survivors and a flourishing wildlife that is returning.

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