Birding Walk at Lake Hemet
Oct
26
8:00 AM08:00

Birding Walk at Lake Hemet

Join Robin Roberts to search for birds and learn about bird watching at Lake Hemet.

Meet at the Lake Hemet Market in the parking lot at 8:00am.

After a brief introduction, we will proceed to the USFS side of the lake. Afterwards, we will resume the walk in the campground for about an hour.  There will be a reduced entrance fee of $2 per person. The walk will end around 11am.

Bring binoculars, water and a snack. It can get windy/cold, so pack an extra layer of clothing.

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Birding Walk at Lake Hemet
Oct
17
8:00 AM08:00

Birding Walk at Lake Hemet

Join Robin Roberts to search for birds and learn about bird watching at Lake Hemet.

Meet at the Lake Hemet Market in the parking lot at 8:00 am.

After a brief introduction, we will proceed to the USFS side of the lake. Afterwards, we will resume the walk in the campground for about an hour.  There will be a reduced entrance fee of $2 per person. The walk will end around 10:30 am.

Bring binoculars, water and a snack. It can get windy/cold, so pack an extra layer of clothing.

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Wildflower Walk
Jul
8
9:30 AM09:30

Wildflower Walk

Join recently retired forest service botanist and new FSVA volunteer Deb Nelson in Saddle Junction off the  Devil's Slide trail to learn about our local plants, trees, and flowers. We will explore the higher elevations this time, maybe we will even see a lemon lily!

Walk up on your own and meet in Saddle Junction at 9:30am.

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Mountain Yellow Legged Frog Walk
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Mountain Yellow Legged Frog Walk

Join us on this rare opportunity to enter the protected wild mountain yellow legged frog habitat in Dark Canyon and learn about these creatures up close and personal.

Meet at USFS Ranger Station for introduction to MYLF before going in the field. Bring lunch and drinks. Led by forest service personnel Ann Bowers.

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Volunteer Refresher Training
Apr
28
8:30 AM08:30

Volunteer Refresher Training

Annual refresher training for all FSVA volunteers. This year we will be reviewing skills you may have already learned as well as learning new interpretative skills.  Plus, we will be meeting in a new location - at Chip & Vicki Hurn's place in Garner Valley. 

Please plan to attend the potluck at the end of the day and camp overnight. This is the  best opportunity for us to all be together to socialize! 

 

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Leave No Trace Train the Trainer
Apr
7
to Apr 8

Leave No Trace Train the Trainer

Leave No Trace is our mantra but what exactly does this mean and what’s the best way to promote its principles?

FSVA is offering a comprehensive, two-day, official LNT ‘Train the Trainer’ class FREE! We’re very fortunate that an LNT master-trainer will be coming to Idyllwild and train our volunteers in this important wilderness-promoting program. It’ll be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 7th and 8th, 8:00-4:30 for FSVA volunteers only.

Our president Bob Romano, and our Wilderness and Equestrian Coordinators Rick Wilkerson and Chip Hurn, and the entire FSVA board strongly recommend this class to ALL our volunteers.

To make it ultra-easy to participate, the class is being held at the Idyllwild USFS Ranger Station. Please RSVP to Patti Hudson at nievehudson22@roadrunner.com by March 15th.  There are only 10 slots available so sign up soon!

 

Instructors:

Leave No Trace Master Trainer Albert Bates

Trainer and FSVA LNT Coordinator Patti Hudson

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Dec
31
8:00 AM08:00

Social New Years Day Hike

Social hike for FSVA volunteers and family. Humber meet up at 800 am.  We are hiking to Willow Creek which has been closed for several years due to the Mt. Fire.  Those that do not want to hike the whole distance can stop at Saddle Jct or Skunk Cabbage Jct. Contact Rick Wilkerson if you plan to attend.  Happy New Year!

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