Construction of the Grassy Hollow Visitor Center began in 1993. The exterior was completed in 1994; but the interior was not completed until 1995. Due to lack of staff and funds, the Center was closed and vacant for one year. A group of interested local Wrightwood residents led by Helga Wallner organized under the name Wrightwood Volunteers, and with permission from the Forest Service, opened the Visitor Center in 1996. In 1999 in deference to the many volunteers from other communities, Wrightwood was dropped and the name was changed to Volunteers of the Angeles National Forest.
The Volunteers staff the Visitor Center and supply information, directions and education to the public by means of our knowledge of the area, pictorial displays and video presentations of forest lore, as well as our extensive display of preserved local animals, birds and reptiles. In addition, we maintain a feeding station to provide a local bird appreciation and viewing opportunity from the Visitor Center deck.
Meetings of the Volunteers are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the United Methodist Church located at 1543 Barbara Street in Wrightwood. All meetings are open to the public, and the Volunteers would welcome the opportunity to explain their group and its mission in detail. We are always happy to have new members.
P.O. Box 566
Wrightwood, CA 92397
email the volunteers at firstname.lastname@example.org