Assist Forest Service Trail Maintenance
Verde Valley, AZ (May 22, 2011 – The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest is hosting a 2011 National Trails Day Volunteer Event on Saturday, June 4. Individuals interested in participating in the event can choose from three different activities and are being asked to sign up early due to limited parking and shuttle service.
Project 1— Assisting Forest Service personnel in building a floating foot bridge on the Huckaby trail, located at the base of the Midgely Bridge in Oak Creek Canyon and Highway 89A. Individuals are asked to meet at the Midgely Bridge parking area at 8 a.m. This project is limited to 10 volunteers.
Project 2—Assisting Forest Service personnel on the Bell trail – installing trail signs, dismantling fire rings and providing general trash clean-up. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Bell Trailhead at 8 a.m. The Bell Trail is located approximately 1.5 miles east of I-17 and SR 179 along Forest Road 618. Turn left at the old Beaver Creek Ranger Station and continue one quarter mile to the Bell Trailhead parking. Project is limited to 10 to 15 volunteers.
Project 3—Assisting Forest Service personnel on the West Fork Trail in Oak Creek Canyon with constructing trail cairns, removing graffiti and breaking down fire rings. Shuttle service will be provided from the Red Rock Ranger Station to the worksite. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Red Rock Ranger Station (1 mile South of the Village, SR179) at 8 a.m. Project is limited to 10 volunteers.
Work projects will begin at 8 a.m. and may continue as late as 2 p.m. Please be prepared with backpacks, hiking boots, water, food, sun screen, hat and gloves. If you are interested in participating in one of these events, please contact Angie Abel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 203-7535.