Land Restoration Mission Trip
This is in response to the September 2013 Rim Fire
There is a tremendous need for volunteer help in Modesto, California to help with wildfire recovery in and around Yosemite National Park. Although this opportunity is not rebuilding homes for families, the damage from the wildfires does affect a lot of families’ livelihood, those mostly that are dependent on the recreation industry.
About this Service Trip
Anytime of the year
Must be at least 14 years old, students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, youth groups must have a 1-to-5 ratio.
Possible Work Projects
Volunteers could be doing a number of work projects including:
- Restoration of Hambly Trail near Groveland
- Fence reconstruction
- Installation of tree nursery at Mountain Sage Coffee Company in Groveland/Brush clearance at Family Camp
- Invasive weed removal/preparation of Family Camp
- Tree planting
Accommodations and Meals
There are several options for accommodations. Where you will stay will depend on how many people are in your group and when your trip will take place. Most groups will be able to stay at a camp with rustic living – wood cabins (each cabin sleeps 4, includes cots w/mattresses) separate restroom/bath house, community room, kitchen/mess hall. Cost is $20/night/person.
There are also other camps in the area. Depending on the time of year, there are also vacation rentals available in the area should your group prefer this option. If choosing to say in a rental, your group will be responsible for coordinating accommodations as well as supplying and preparing your own meals.
RV Hook-ups might be available.