Location: Sedona, AZ
Strenuous. Up to 2-mile RT daily hikes. Work includes lifting, bending, and some slopes are steep/loose
Front country: tent camping in a designated campground.
Join us for our first-ever project in beautiful Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, AZ! We’ll spend the week restoring trails and closing unsanctioned social trails along the creek.
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Service Project Details
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is working with Coconino National Forest, National Forest Foundation, Natural Channel Design (NCD), and others to restore and enhance areas along Oak Creek in Oak Creek Canyon. The goal of restoration and enhancement of these areas is to decrease the impact of the adjacent road (SR-89a) and 2 million annual visitors. Because of the recreational and ecological importance of this area, ADEQ is working on a waterway-wide approach to restoration and mitigation for the benefit of everyone.
This work will take place in the riparian area of Oak Creek and will primarily focus on restoring trails and closing unsanctioned social trails. Work will consist of low-to-moderate activity: some of the social trail areas are on steep slopes and require volunteers to be sure-footed. Most sites are within 5 minutes of the parking area. NCD/ADEQ will coordinate daily with the volunteers and direct and guide volunteers regarding the proper installation and set up of erosion control features such as one rock dams, log worm fences, brush closures, and cross log features.
Project Leaders: Ross Holloway and Carrie Henderson
Sunday, October 9th: The Volunteer group meets at a time/place TBD. The group will go through check-in, introductions, orientation, and will help set up camp in preparation for the work week ahead.
Monday, October 10th. Workday.
Tuesday, October 11th. Workday.
Wednesday, October 12th. Day off.
Thursday, October 13th. Workday.
Friday, October 14th. Workday.
Saturday, October 15th. Break down camp, good-byes, depart.
Free Time Details
Volunteers can spend their day off exploring the West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon or Sedona-Red Rocks. There are countless trails for hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, photography, etc. Flagstaff is ~45 minutes away and has many options for hiking and biking in forested mountains, National Monuments, and plateaus. Both Sedona and Flagstaff have ample dining and shopping options, as well.
Tent camping in a designated campground (Pine Flat Campground).
Strenuous - must be able to lift heavy objects, hike ~1 mile OW from cars, and be sure-footed
Bending, lifting, working on loose or steep slopes.
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