April is National Volunteer Month. To celebrate the Friends have featured many of our past volunteer events from the last couple years on our social media pages. Each year our events range from tree plantings to campground beautifications, and every year their success depends upon people like you. So as we reach the end of one of our favorite months of celebration, we at the Friends want to say thank you. Thank you for all of the hard work you all have given the monument at our events over the years, and thank you for joining us in enriching the landscape we love so dearly!
This year, due to the current health crisis, we have unfortunately seen the cancellation of one of our most well-attended and longest-running volunteer events, our spring cottonwood planting. But as we look ahead to the rest of the year, we have plans of getting back onto the monument and holding many events to give back, in accordance to recommended self-distancing and health practices. Today, we have officially added those events to our calendar, please check it out and see what might work for you.
Our first event will be on June 6th, National Trails Day, as we work to maintain the Old Army Trail at the McClelland/Stafford Ferry. The event will involve light brush clearing and sign improvements, with more information to come. Mark your calendars and expect to hear more as the date draws nearer!