Six Flags employees trade roller coasters for rakes

Six Flags Magic Mountain Executive Assistant Victoria Aragon plants one of 300 acorns on Thursday in a 90-acre area that burned in the Sage fire in July. Dan Watson/The Signal
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Employees from Six Flags Magic Mountain experienced a different kind of thrill Thursday: helping the community.

As part of the corporation’s Project 6 Day, 200 employees traded their usual activities in the theme park for a day of service in Santa Clarita Valley.

Project 6 is an annual day of service where the entire Six Flags Corporation stops their daily activities to volunteer in local communities.

Field painter Hector Lepe, left,  joins more than 30 Six Flags Magic Mountain employees as they  prepare the soil for a mixture of sixteen native seeds to be planted an area of the Taylor Open Space at Rivendale Park near Towsley Canyon Park in Newhall on Thursday.   Ninety acres of the open space burned  in the Sage Fire in July of 2016.   Two hundred Six Flags Magic Mountain employees worked at  planting new vegetation at three Santa Clarita burn locations as part of the company's  annual Day of Service aimed at improving the overall quality of the community.  Dan Watson/The Signal
Field painter Hector Lepe, left, joins more than 30 Six Flags Magic Mountain employees as they prepare the soil for a mixture of sixteen native seeds to be planted an area of the Taylor Open Space at Rivendale Park near Towsley Canyon Park in Newhall on Thursday. Ninety acres of the open space burned in the Sage Fire in July of 2016. Dan Watson/The Signal

In Santa Clarita, Magic Mountain employees worked on the revegetation project to help the areas impacted by the Sand Fire, Sage Fire and Calgrove Fire.

Employees wore gloves, raked the land and planted seeds in Iron Horse Trail/Round Mountain, Towsley Canyon / Rivendale Park and Open Space and Wildwood.

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