Become a volunteer ranger! Patrol the SGWA Wilderness areas, give interpretive programs, or help maintain trails with the SGWA crews. Meet new people, form new friendships and gain the satisfaction of providing community service while helping protect our Wilderness and educate the public. Our annual training day is May 20, 2017. Fill out the application here.
Posted on01/03/2017|Comments Off on SGWA Presents Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – March 3 2017
Tickets are still available at the Mill Creek Ranger Station, or at the door. Don’t miss this great set of films!
Join the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Redlands, at the Fox Event Center on Friday March 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm.
This year’s screenings feature the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us all.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe with stops in about 450 communities and 40 countries.
The 2016/2017 World Tour features an exhilarating and provocative collection of films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures, and exposes audiences to exciting adventures and adrenaline-packed sports.
At each screening around the world, audiences will see a selection of award-winning films and crowd favorites from the hundreds of films entered into the annual festival.
Posted on08/25/2016|Comments Off on August SGWA Newsletter
The August issue of the SGWA newsletter has been posted to our Newsletter section. See what SGWA has been doing lately! Bettye Miller writes about the Ranger Talks, and Walter Roth is our featured volunteer.
Posted on07/20/2016|Comments Off on Updated Wilderness Closure Order
The Wilderness areas closed due to the Lake Fire will remain closed until July 2017 per the Forest Service. An exception has been made for long-distance hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail. The updated order may be found here: Closure Order. Revised Closure Map
Note that East Flats dispersed campground, and the Santa Ana River trail south of Highway 38 are no longer part of the closed area.
Posted on07/20/2016|Comments Off on Santa Ana River Trail and PCT news
SGWA crews in cooperation with the Forest Service have been working on the Santa Ana River Trail over the past few months. We’re pleased to relay the information that portion of the trail south of the 38 and East Barton Flats is now open again. The trail was closed last July due to the Lake Fire.
We have also had crews on the closed portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. The Forest Service has determined the section from Whitewater to Onyx Summit is now open to long-distance hikers only. Equestrian use is not recommended.
The official Forest Service statement may be found here: News Release
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Posted on07/20/2016|Comments Off on Every Kid in a Park
Did you know every fourth-grader in the U.S. can get free passes for themselves and their families to America’s National Parks and other public lands? That’s right, FREE! Free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year. Educators can even get free passes for a whole class of fourth-graders. Learn more at Every Kid In A Park.