The United States Department of Agriculture , which includes the U.S.F.S., has ordered all visitor centers closed because of COVID 19. Follow this post for any new developments, and news of our re-opening.
To schedule a school field trip, contact Arnie Michels @
VANF is limiting field trip groups to only 60 students at this time,
Have you enjoyed a picnic at Grassy Hollow, hiked the PCT loop, had a grandchild meet Smokey at his birthday party, or had your child excitedly tell you about her field trip in the mountains? Wouldn’t you like to enable others to have those experiences, too?
With no paid staff, the center is dependent upon volunteers. On weekends and most holidays, they open the center allowing visitors to enjoy the displays, answering questions about hiking and camping, maintaining a small gift shop, and selling Adventure Passes. Some members help with program activities, including interpretive hikes. A dedicated crew work during the week with the “school” program which facilitates educational visits and programs for schools, camps, and other youth groups. Yearly, thousands are served and have a more qualitative and enjoyable forest experience because of these volunteers.
Not surprisingly, volunteer manpower waxes and wanes. Currently, we are in need, and would appreciate dearly, new volunteers. Could you be one?
If you are an outdoors person or know a lot about our area, great! But if you don’t, no problem; many volunteers have joined in order to learn more about the forest. Volunteers receive initial and ongoing training while working together.
You may choose to work with the school program or man the center, or do both! If you choose to work at the center, you are committing to only one weekend day a month. If you choose to work with the schools program, you can determine your work schedule. We also have a monthly meeting at 7pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month in Wrightwood.
We welcome volunteers of all ages – just as long as you are at least 18 years old.
If you would like to join our team or would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Until further notice, there is no water available at Grassy Hollow. The well has gone dry. The USFS is looking into a solution to the problem.