Tonto National Forest-Volunteers
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SIGN INSTALLATION - SIERRA ANCHA WILDERNESS
September 20-22, 2016
A great opportunity to spend some time in this remote wilderness area and help improve the experience for others. Join John Matteson along with other volunteers, installing new signs in key locatons. Contact John at email@example.com for more details and to sign-up.
Have a frustrating work week? Need to beat on something?
Join us in the cool mountains east of Payson, killing invasive bull thistle plants!
Friends of the Tonto will be working with the Payson District volunteer group on Friday, August 26, to remove a patch of invasive thistle from a wooded area near Tonto Village, just north of Highway 260 and east of Payson. If you’d like to join in the thistle demolition, show up at the Payson District office at 9:00 AM on Friday. We’ll drive up to the work site together. The road is all paved except for the last part which is a good dirt road suitable for cars. Wear boots, long sleeves, long pants and bring leather gloves. Those thistle are very spiny! Also bring water. We’ll work about ½ day. If you want to bring your own tools, we are using short-handled clippers, like rose clippers, and shovels. If you plan to come, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, so we know to expect you at the Ranger Station. Address is 1009 E. Highway 260 East side of Payson, south side of 260.
Thank You to the crew completing this project
Water Development Inventory Project on the Cave Creek Ranger District
Do you like to hike or ride on the Tonto National Forest?
Would you be interested in having a mission on your hikes/rides?
Click here for details
Monarch/Milkweed Planting Project
Help restore habitat for Monarch Butterflies
Bulldog Canyon, Tonto National Forest
September 29, 30 and October 1
Click here for details
Friends of the Tonto are now in the planning phase for next seasons activities.
We will be working with the Forest Service to identify their needs, and evaluating activities/projects that match our volunteer interest and capabilities. If you have an interest in volunteering as an individual, or with a group let us know, and watch here for new event schedules.
2016 Riparian Photopoint Season
To all the volunteers that made this season a success.
With all your help, we were able to visit more sites than originally planned.
Check out some of the Volunteer Opportunities
“Friends of the Tonto National Forest is a group of volunteers who assist the Forest in its critical mission of natural and cultural resource management. We promote public understanding of the Tonto National Forest’s policies, programs and projects through community outreach, projects and outings.”
Friends of the Tonto National Forest 4022 E. Greenway Road Suite 11 Box 348 Phoenix, AZ 85032