Author Topic: Immediate need for assistance this weekend June 16/17 sunflower mine project az  (Read 631 times)

Offline Peter Vahry

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Folks, these are the kind of things that we need to be heavily involved in. This project will help protect the history of this area. Amy is and has always been on OHV side of things wherever she has worked. Post this out to any site you are on no matter what the site is.


Date: June 16 and 17, 2012

Time: 7AM Start (9AM for those who arrive late)

Location: Sunflower Administrative Site. The Sunflower area is 21 miles south of Payson and 34 miles north of Phoenix metropolitan. The project site is accessible by passenger vehicle.

What: There is unprecedented flooding potential in the area because of the recent Sunflower fire which burned almost 20,000 acres. The forest is seeking hundreds of volunteers daily to fill and place up to 25,000 sand bags in and around the Forest Service Sunflower Administrative Site, which has cultural and historic significance, and is a treasured memory for many forest visitors. The Sunflower Administrative Site is a collection of historic buildings and structures that once served as the Forest Ranger District office and work center back in the early 1900ís.

Number of volunteers needed: 100+ volunteers each day

Who: Anyone that would like to help that is 16 years or older

What to Bring: Wear gloves, closed-toe shoes, wear sun protection (hat, long sleeve, sun screen), bring water and snacks. Lunch will be provided.

Directions: From Phoenix, take the Beeline highway (87) north toward Payson. Just past mile marker 222 is a sign for the Sycamore exit to the left and Mt. Ord exit to the right. Take the turn to the left

Sign-up at: click calendar

Contact: Mesa Ranger District, Amy, 480-610-3300
Jack Hickman
President - Arizona Off Highway Vehicle Coalition (AZOHVC)
Auckland Four Wheel Drive Club Inc, 4x4 Challenges NZ Inc, NZFWDA life member