Okay, you knew there’d be a catch. But it’s a good catch!
The California State Parks Foundation sponsors the Park Champions Program, which – from their website – “…holds volunteer work days in state parks across California. This program was created in response to the unprecedented budget cuts that California State Parks face right now. In partnership with California State Parks, Park Champions provide consistent, sustainable volunteer support in the areas of park maintenance and beautification.
Park Champions projects improve the quality, safety and preservation of our state parks. Projects in the past year have included trail repair, invasive plant removal, habitat restoration, the rehabilitation of an historic orchard, fence construction, bridge construction, and re-painting park structures. If you enjoy volunteering outdoors, want to work with a fun group of people, and you want to make a difference in our state parks, then become a Park Champion and join us for the next work day happening near you!”
There is an upcoming event at Mount San Jacinto State Park on Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 from 8:30am to 2:00pm. This workday will focus on trail maintenance on the Long Valley Discovery trail, which is accessible by taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tram.
Kids 12 and up welcome with a legal guardian.
In addition to the FREE tickets for the Palm Springs Aerial tram, there’s also FREE backpack camping available on Friday and Saturday nights!
You can find out more and sign up for this event HERE.
You can find out more about Mount San Jacinto State Park HERE.
You can find out more about the AWESOME Palm Springs Aerial Tramway HERE.