Message from Diane Dealey Neill: “It’s that time of year again! We are very excited to be hosting in-person events this year and we hope you will be able to join us. Approximately 25 to 30 volunteers are needed per event to make this happen. The event dates for the 2021 Forestry Challenge are:
Shasta Forestry Challenge – September 29-October 2, 2021 at Mountain Meadows near Shingletown
Santa Cruz Forestry Challenge – October 13-16, 2021 at Redwood Glen near Loma Mar
El Dorado Forestry Challenge – October 27-30, 2021 at Community of the Great Commission near Foresthill
San Bernardino Forestry Challenge – November 10-13, 2021 at Hume SoCal near Lake Arrowhead
If you are able to spend as little as a few hours or as much as a few days, please visit the website and follow the link to the volunteer registration form at the top of the homepage. You can be reimbursed for mileage at the volunteer rate of 14 cents per mile, and meals and housing are provided. Volunteers also receive a fabulous event t-shirt! You are welcome to volunteer for any “job” that is best for your schedule and interest. A list of jobs, including the duties and hours for each, is linked on the volunteer form.
We will be implementing extra safety precautions this year due to Covid that are required in order to host in-person events. Our policy is attached to this email and is also linked on the volunteer form. We ask for your patience and understanding so we can continue to provide forestry education to California’s high school students.”