Sedona AZ (January 28, 2019) – On Thursday February 7 the Friends of the Forest (FOF) is hosting a new member welcome event at the Red Rock Ranger Station Visitor Center on State Route 179 just south of the Village of Oak Creek. FOF looks forward to seeing not only new members, but also anyone interested in learning about and hopefully joining our organization.
Starting at 2:00 pm in the Visitor Center, several FOF speakers and committee chairpersons will present short descriptions of their activities: removing graffiti, maintaining or patrolling our trails, serving as a docent at one of the Cultural Heritage sites, assisting visitors at the Visitor Center, helping coordinate our public education programs, creating photo documentation of archaeological sites, providing River Ranger support, collecting water samples, maintaining a wilderness air quality monitoring station, or working on one of the many special projects in support of our local Wildlife Biologist. In short, there are opportunities for everyone.
If you are new to the area, you may not yet be aware that Friends of the Forest is sponsored by the National Forest Service. Our mission is to support the Red Rock Ranger District by providing resources to help accomplish critical tasks. We are the largest such volunteer organization in the country.
With visitation increasing every year, more and more stress is put on our natural resources. FOF helps relieve that stress, enhancing the natural experience for visitors and residents alike.
To help Friends of the Forest protect the natural beauty of Sedona and the Verde Valley, please join us on February 7 at the Red Rock Ranger Visitor Center at 2:00PM to learn more. For RSVP, please respond to email@example.com.