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Gift of Interpretive Training for VMF Volunteer Ambassadors

Volunteer Intrepretive Training-outside group

In preparation for the opening of the new Backcountry Visitors Center at the historic Santa Ysabel General Store, the Volcan Mountain Foundation’s Education-Outreach program, received a wonderful day-long training program led by longtime VMF friend, Mary Aldern held on Saturday, September 8th at the Pinto Ranch Retreat Center in San Felipe.

SD Tracking Team at Pinto Ranch

On May 12th at Pinto Ranch a group of 15 teachers and students gathered to attend a beginners' tracking class through the San Diego Tracking Team.  Gary, Rick and Fred led the group through a series of informative tracking slides, demonstrations of various gaits, and "dirt time" exploration.

The Right Tools for the Job

Ransom Brothers employees with their generous tool donation

The Volcan Mountain Foundation (VMF) is incredibly grateful to have support from a wide range of community partners.  In January, when VMF needed to establish their own collection of tools to support student and community-based stewardship projects on Volcan Mountain, Ransom Brothers Hardware & Lumber Supply Co.

Volcan Volunteer in the News

The Volcan Mountain Foundation is very fortunate to have many dedicated and amazing volunteers.  Our volunteers allow us to reach out to more people, and accomplish more goals.    One of those special volunteers, Sheana Fry, was recently featured in the local Julian Journal for her all around community service.

Spencer Valley Students Help Forge More Trail on Volcan Mountain

Miss Kat & Spence Valley Students Get Ready to Hit the Trail

With clippers, shovels and hoes in hand, Spencer Valley School students forged a new section of trail up to a 'sky island' on Volcan Mountain.  A whole host of tools that were recently donated to the Volcan Mountain Foundation (VMF) by Ransom Brothers Hardware in Ramona, made the work possible.  We are so appreciative for the support of our community partners like, Ransom Brothers.