Spring Newsletter 2017

April, 2017

 

Dear Friends –

Spring is here, and Carr House is open for the season! So get yourselves up Carr Canyon Road any Saturday or Sunday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and check out the improvements we’ve made to Carr House! You’ll see new history displays, a reorganized and improved Discovery Room for the kids, and a welcoming space for visitors to learn about Carr Canyon and its past and present inhabitants, human as well non-human, like birds, animals, insects, and plants.

One big change you’ll notice in the main room of Carr House is the addition of banners explaining the human history of Carr Canyon. We’ve reorganized the space to make room for these banners, and we hope you’ll spend some time learning about the fascinating people who have called Carr Canyon home over the years. A big round of applause goes out to Rosemary Snapp, our resident historian, who has spent years researching and documenting the Carrs, Todds, Healeys, and others who have lived in or passed through Carr Canyon. Thanks also to Judy Phillips, who has been helping Rosemary with these banners, and Pauline Fredericks, who has volunteered her time and graphic expertise to put together these wonderful displays.

Spring also means we have to say goodbye to our wonderful winter site hosts, John and Karen Poole, and hello to our equally wonderful summer site hosts, Gerry and Paula Lucero. Site hosts are essential at places like Carr House, where funding for upkeep and repairs is limited and volunteer “Friends” can only do so much on their own. If you see Gerry or Paula this summer, or John and Karen when they return in the fall, be sure to thank them for all their hard work in helping keep Carr House up and running.

Mike Foster will be our Carr House host again this year. Mike has lots of information to share with visitors and is a super asset to our organization!

Our regular Sunday afternoon programs will start on May 7, and we’ll have programs every other Sunday at 1:30 p.m. through October 29. Check out the schedule on the next page and mark your calendars for programs that interest you!

Please note that for safety reasons we must limit occupancy in Carr House to 49 persons. We need to adhere to that limit in case of an emergency. In the past, the audiences for some popular programs have exceeded that number, so we encourage you to arrive early to be sure and get a seat, as additional visitors over the limit will not be admitted in Carr House while the program is going on. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please also note that dogs are not allowed in Carr House! The Forest Service has instructed us to enforce the posted signs stating that no dogs are allowed in Carr House, with service animals the exception. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation.

Don’t forget to check our website, (www.huachucamountains.org) for up-to-date information, newsletters, links to videos posted by Mike Foster all about our beautiful mountains, important dates, information on upcoming events, and contact information for the Friends of the Huachuca Mountains.