Mt. Lemmon Cleanup/Mushroom Foray
Free expeditions to the Mt. Lemmon / Coronado National Forest area to clean up litter and explore local mushrooms. Trash bags and pickers are provided, so just bring your water, snacks, and curiosity!
As of April 2022, we are registered as a Forest Service volunteer group. Free parking on the mountain is guaranteed for volunteers during cleanup hours!
Details: Meet at Windy Point at ~9am for a headcount, then we will go together to the area of operation to begin the cleanup. Trash bags and pickers will be provided! Make sure to bring plenty of snacks, water, and an outfit appropriate for trail hiking. We will be scouring the trails for litter and finding some wonderful mushrooms! We generally do not pick any mushrooms, but individuals are welcome to collect mushrooms while observing applicable Forest Service regulations.
Please register with this link: https://forms.gle/gVZoXSNKka6WsCTf6
This helps us to keep in communication with everyone. Hope to see you there!
This week's organizer: William Wimmer (520) 308 1083
Previous Events and Impact Metrics
18 July 2021
Bear Wallow (South)
|25 July 2021||CANCELLED||Rescheduled (rain)|
|01 August 2021||Bear Wallow (West)||18.4 lbs|
|08 August 2021||Summit Trails||4.0 lbs|
|15 August 2021||Bear Wallow (North)||27.9 lbs|
|22 August 2021||Bear Wallow (South)||
|29 August 2021||Bear Wallow (South)||23.8 lbs|
|19 September 2021||General Hitchcock||24.8 lbs|
|03 October 2021||Bear Wallow||36.6 lbs|
|06 February 2022||Bear Wallow||36.9 lbs|
|10 July 2022||Bear Wallow||24.0 lbs|
|02 October 2022||Bear Wallow||--|
|Total||Mt. Lemmon||234.2 lbs|
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