Greetings Fellow Wilderness Lover:
Do you go into the Wilderness expecting it to look like an urban city park? Does it make you sad, possibly even angry, to be in Wilderness and find man-made structures, trash, destruction of the natural habitat, even deliberate vandalism? Do you want to help do something about it? If so, this is a good group for you.
KWF Promotes Wilderness Stewardship and assists the US Forest Service by helping to maintain Wilderness Character in the Kaiser Wilderness and beyond. We work on trails and campsites, educate by example, and practice Leave No Trace. We believe Wilderness must be kept wild, and we actively pursue the goals of the Wilderness Act. We have fun, work hard, and don't mind going the extra mile to find beauty and solitude. KWF is a hiking group with a Difference - Our members are Making a Difference. We Invite you to Join Us!
So what do we really do? We use crosscut saws and other hand tools to clear and maintain trails. We carry rocks and pine needles to naturalize campsites. We pick up trash and carry it out. We talk to people on the trail and in camp. We conduct training seminars on topics like Wilderness Backpacking, Crosscut Saw Skills, Leave No Trace Principals and Practices, and Winter Wilderness Travel. We work directly with US Forest Service personnel to coordinate, educate, and promote responsible Wilderness use. We hike, we backpack, we work really hard, we generally get dirty, and we have a blast.
At this point you're probably asking yourself, "How do I join?" You just need to answer a couple of simple questions - that's it! You will not be graded on your answers.
After you become a member, if you decide to participate in one of our field events, you will need to provide us some basic contact and emergency info. This gets sent to the Forest Service, as part of our Group Volunteer Agreement, in order to ensure that our Members are covered under the USFS Workman's Comp policy. If you should be injured while working on the Forest, we want to make sure you will be properly taken care of.
Donations are gratefully accepted.
You can send checks to:
Kaiser Wilderness Foundation
C/O PFLF, Fiscal Agent
304 Ezie Avenue
Clovis, CA 93611
Thanks for your interest!
David Alexander, Executive Director
Helping Keep Wilderness Wild
New members must be approved by the Organizer
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Saturday, May 30, 2015 7:30 AM
Monday, July 13, 2015 8:00 AM