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Friends of Madera Canyon
Friends of Madera Canyon
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The Friends of Madera Canyon is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization affiliated with the U.S. Forest Service. The organization provides informational brochures, clean-up crews, research and education programs for adults and school children, maintenance of trails for the handicapped, designs and maintains trail and nature signs, welcomes visitors, and finances the building of many of the facilities throughout the Canyon.

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Cleaning the canyon

Cleanup Supervisor Steve Pruess, right, scoops up ash and debris with Friends of Madera Canyon President rusty Lombardo. (Jamie Verwys/Green Valley News)
Cleanup Supervisor Steve Pruess, right, scoops up ash and debris with Friends of Madera Canyon President rusty Lombardo. (Jamie Verwys/Green Valley News)

The natural scenery at Madera Canyon is beautiful, and the Friends of Madera Canyon Monday morning cleanup crew ensures that all can enjoy that beauty by cleaning up after guests and hikers.

So, remember the unsung heroes who clean up for visitors the next time you sit down and enjoy a bite to eat at a pristine and litter-free picnic area or barbecue on one of the grills in the canyon. 

Last December I had the chance to talk with Friends of Madera Canyon President Rusty Lombardo about the organization's mission, what makes Madera Canyon so unique to him, how COVID-19 impacted visits to the canyon, community outreach, and the threat of wildfires to the canyon.

https://youtu.be/M5bO-CQ7LTc

Be sure to join the Friends of Madera Canyon group where you can keep in touch with Rusty Lombardo about anything related to the organization.

What makes Madera Canyon special to you, and when is your favorite time of the year to visit?

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Meet Your NABUR: Rusty Lombardo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5bO-CQ7LTc

Friends of Madera Canyon President Rusty Lombardo talks about the organization's mission, what makes Madera Canyon so unique to him, how COVID-19 impacted visits to the canyon, community outreach, and the threat of wildfires to the canyon.

Be sure to join the new Friends of Madera Canyon group where you can stay in touch with Rusty Lombardo about anything related to the organization.