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Friends of the Tonto are looking for Volunteers

We are 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 and the Events Calendar for new event schedules.


Cave Creek Ranger District

Seven Springs Project

Cave Creek Campground improvements

Boulders, Brushing, and Fire Rings

Nov 5, 2016: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join Forest Service personnel and other volunteers improving this popular recreation area in a beautiful setting.

For more details, directions and a registration form click here!

Buffelgrass Removal Project

Friends of the Tonto

Lost Dutchman State Park

Wells Fargo, Apache Junction

Teaming to remove a patch of invasive grasses that threatens the Superstition Wilderness and the State Park

November 12, 2016

For details and to register click here

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


You’re invited to join Gary Hanna, (District Ranger, Mesa Ranger District) for a backpacking adventure in the Superstition Wilderness, “Dutchman Tour #6”.


This trip is geared towards lower mileage (only 9.8 total miles in two days) and BIG adventure.  Lots of time to explore, and throw the Frisbee.


When: Saturday, October 29th thru Sunday, October 30th

Where:  Angel Basin Loop, including the Rogers Canyon Cliff Dwelling (see attached map with photos).


Please let Gary know if you plan on participating.

Group size limited to fifteen.




Saturday, November 5, 2016

4-Peaks Cleanup – 7th annual

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Directions:  Travel north on State Highway 87 to the Four Peaks turnoff between mile markers 203 and 204 on Forest Road 143.  The staging area is located approximately ½ mile from State Highway 87.

More information at

Copperstate 4 Wheelers

Oleander Eradication Project

Join the Arizona Wilderness Stewards

and Friends of the Tonto and other Volunteers

at Arnett Creek near town of Superior

Two weekend camping opportunities

Nov 19 - 20 and Dec 3 - 4

For complete details and registration click here.

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“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