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Support SGWA and all of the work performed by the volunteer crews on Giving Tuesday, November 28. Your donation goes to training, safety gear, tools and other supplies for our volunteers. Give BIG gives prizes during the campaign which we’re very excited about. The more donors we have, the more chance of SGWA being awarded bonus money, so please Give BIG on November 28! Give BIG SGWA
Read all about it! Our November newsletter recaps our activities for the 2017 season and recognizes our generous donors as well as our amazing volunteers. Click here for the newsletter.
Last weekend a dozen or so SGWA volunteers tackled the John’s Meadow Trail. This trail is a popular one, and especially for beginning backpackers and those who aren’t ready for a strenuous hike but still want to get out in the Wilderness. A couple spots were eroded, with big step-ups over boulders and tree roots. The crew moved a ton of rocks and dirt to make this trail just a little easier. See the entire project album at volunteer John Flippin’s site here.
The 2017 SGWA yearbook has been published. All our volunteers are listed along with plenty of pictures of the work we’ve done over the past year. We were especially happy to have the South Fork trail re-opened! Below is a link to the page where you can download the yearbook in PDF format.
They say “Better late than never!” so here is a link to the SGWA August newsletter for your enjoyment. There is a long article with pictures about the trail work done in the Lake Fire burn area. August newsletter is at the top of the list.
Celebrate something we all share: National Public Lands! Saturday September 30 is National Public Lands Day, and is a “fee free” day – no Adventure Pass or other fee needed for any of the Federal public lands. Come out and enjoy YOUR public lands.
Do you know the 10 essentials every hiker should have? Are you prepared if something happens on your hike, or you get lost?
Tony is an experienced hiker who took a wrong turn on Mt. Baldy, had to activate his PLB and was found by West Valley Search and Rescue. Ed Nemeth, a SGWA volunteer and WVSAR member, was part of the team that got Tony out safely.
Tony wants everyone to know that the unthinkable CAN happen. Look at his video and think about what you would do.
Everyone is welcome at this community event!
Make a difference and join other volunteers to clean up Thurman Flats and ensure Mill Creek stays beautiful and unspoiled. Join SGWA at the Thurman Flats Picnic Area, Saturday September 2, 9 am to 1 pm.
* Leave No Trace introduction
* Meet Smokey Bear
* Snacks and Beverages for all participants
* Get involved with _Your_ public lands.
Please bring sturdy shoes, sunscreen, gloves and a smile!
After your “hard labor”, drive up to the Barton Flats Visitor Center and do some Christmas shopping! 20% off all Smokey Bear merchandise.
Thurman Flats Picnic Area, Hwy 38 – approximately 3 miles NE of the Mill Creek Ranger Station.
For more info please contact http://sgwa.org/contact
Shop for Christmas at Barton Flats Visitor Center during September 2 through 4, Labor Day weekend. 20% off on all Smokey Bear merchandise!