Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa Trail Work

On Saturday, June 22, the National Park Service and Boy Scout Troop 765 replaced or repaired wooden steps along the Loop Trail in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa in Newbury Park. The steps were damaged during last month’s Spring fire that burned 24,000 acres in Newbury Park and Camarillo. The project was part of Jon Solis’ Eagle Scout project for Troop 765. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers HARD WORK - Kevin Henderson, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 765 removes a wooden step that was damaged in last month's Springs Fire in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa in Newbury Park on Sat., June 22. The project of replacing the wooden steps along the Loop Trail was part of Jon Solis' Eagle Scout project for Boy Scout Troop 765. Around 20 steps were replaced or repaired on Saturday. The trail has remained closed since the fire because of the dangerous conditions the steps were in.

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HARD WORK – Kevin Henderson, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 765 removes a wooden step that was damaged in last month’s Springs Fire in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa in Newbury Park on Sat., June 22. The project of replacing the wooden steps along the Loop Trail was part of Jon Solis’ Eagle Scout project for Boy Scout Troop 765. Around 20 steps were replaced or repaired on Saturday. The trail has remained closed since the fire because of the dangerous conditions the steps were in.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers FIXING FIRE DAMAGE - Jon Solis, 17, right, of Boy Scout Troop 765, watches as National Park Service employee Larry Chirico uses a level to check a new wooden step he installed along the Loop Trail in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa in Newbury Park on Sat., June 22.

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FIXING FIRE DAMAGE – Jon Solis, 17, right, of Boy Scout Troop 765, watches as National Park Service employee Larry Chirico uses a level to check a new wooden step he installed along the Loop Trail in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa in Newbury Park on Sat., June 22.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers National Park Service employee Larry Chirico, center, shows boy scouts from Troop 765 how to replace wooden steps along the Loop Trail that were damaged in the Springs Fire.

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National Park Service employee Larry Chirico, center, shows boy scouts from Troop 765 how to replace wooden steps along the Loop Trail that were damaged in the Springs Fire.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers New wooden steps sit next to a burned hillside along the Loop Trail in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa.

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New wooden steps sit next to a burned hillside along the Loop Trail in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Wooden steps along the Loop Trail that were burned in the Springs fire were replaced with new ones on June 22.

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Wooden steps along the Loop Trail that were burned in the Springs fire were replaced with new ones on June 22.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers This Scorpion was found under a burned wooden step that was being replaced. A NPS Ranger relocated it away from the trail work being done.

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This Scorpion was found under a wooden step that was being replaced. A NPS Ranger relocated it away from the trail work being done.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers HARD AT WORK - Charley Huang, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 765, uses a tool to remove old rebar from wood steps that were damaged in last month's Springs Fire in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa in Newbury Park on Sat., June 22.

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HARD AT WORK – Charley Huang, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 765, uses a tool to remove old rebar from wood steps that were damaged in last month’s Springs Fire in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa in Newbury Park on Sat., June 22.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers All the wooden steps were leveled and the distance between each step was measured for the safety of hikers using the trail.

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All the wooden steps were leveled and the distance between each step was measured for the safety of hikers using the trail.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A WEB OF BURNED TREES - Jon Solis, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 765, carries tools down the Loop Trail while working on his Eagle Scout project of replacing or repairing wooden steps that were damaged in last month's Springs Fire in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa on Sat., June 22.

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A WEB OF BURNED TREES – Jon Solis, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 765, carries tools down the Loop Trail while working on his Eagle Scout project of replacing or repairing wooden steps that were damaged in last month’s Springs Fire in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa on Sat., June 22.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Evan Block, 15, of Boy Scout Troop 754 moves a new wooden step into place along the Loop Trail on June 22.

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Evan Block, 15, of Boy Scout Troop 754 moves a new wooden step into place along the Loop Trail on June 22.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers NEW STEP FOR TRAIL - Marc Orfanos, left, and his son, Ty, 16, of Boy Scout Troop 765 use a level to check the new wooden step they installed along the Loop Trail while working on Jon Solis's Eagle Scout project in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa on Sat., June 22.

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NEW STEP FOR TRAIL – Marc Orfanos, left, and his son, Ty, 16, of Boy Scout Troop 765 use a level to check the new wooden step they installed along the Loop Trail while working on Jon Solis’s Eagle Scout project in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa on Sat., June 22.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers BARREN LAND - National Park Service employee Larry Chirico brings supplies down the Loop Trail while working on replacing wooden steps that were damaged from last month's Springs Fire in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa on Sat., June 22. MC427

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BARREN LAND – National Park Service employee Larry Chirico brings supplies down the Loop Trail while working on replacing wooden steps that were damaged from last month’s Springs Fire in Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa on Sat., June 22. MC427

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