Birding Walk at Lake Hemet
Oct
7
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.

RSVP to Robin below.

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Volunteer Appreciation Party
Nov
2
3:30 PM15:30

Volunteer Appreciation Party

Come celebrate another year of volunteering with FSVA. Dinner will be provided in appreciation of all your hard work and awards will be presented.

RSVP to Rick Wilkerson on the form below. You may bring one guest.

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Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday
Aug
10
12:00 PM12:00

Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday

Meet at the Idyllwild Ranger station to help celebrate Smokey’s special day. Volunteers are needed to represent FSVA and talk to the public - just show up in uniform.

Smokey 75th merchandise is available for purchase, and Smokey will be there in person for pictures. Cake and refreshments will be served. Join us and let’s party!

 

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Volunteer Refresher Training
Apr
27
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.  Chip & Vicki Hurn have graciously invited us to meet at their place in Garner Valley again.  

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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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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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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