Coronado National Forest celebrates National Trails Day | Environment
The Santa Catalina Ranger District, Coronado National Forest, will be leading a volunteer trails workday to celebrate National Trails Day June 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Southwest Conservation Corps is hosting the projects. They will meet with the volunteers at Middle Bear Picnic area on Mt Lemmon, (near milepost 11.5, at 7:30 a.m. for sign-in registration and a brief safety discussion.) Volunteers will be given instructions at that time.
Projects will take place at the following locations:
- Green Mountain Trail
- Palisades Trail
- Butterfly Trail
- Aspen Draw Trail.
Inexperienced hikers who prefer light trails work will be assigned to the Green Mountain Trail Connector at General Hitchcock campground. More extreme and experienced hiking levels will be given options to work on the other trails mentioned.
Activities involved will include light brushing of trails and maintaining trail erosion structures, rehabbing social trails and trash removal. Tools will be supplied by Southwest Conservation Corps. Volunteers are asked to bring hats, gloves and plenty of water. It is also recommended that large groups carpool, due to limited parking space at trailheads.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting Robert Walter (520) 749-7737 or Gregg Sasek (520) 749-7716 at the Santa Catalina Ranger District Office.