Even though there’s still snow on the Huachucas, spring is coming! Really, it is! And to get ready for spring and the opening of Carr House for the season on Saturday, April 6, we’re planning a workday on Thursday, April 4, to set up displays and do some spring cleaning. We’d love to have you join us at 9 a.m. if you can help out for a couple of hours.
New Membership Rates
Since the founding of the Friends of the Huachuca Mountains in 1996, membership dues have not increased. Costs certainly have, as we all know. Accordingly, the Board of FOHM voted at a regular meeting in March to increase individual membership dues to $20 annually, family membership dues to $35 annually, and sustaining membership dues (one-time donation) to $200. These increases will take effect April 1.
Membership dues and donations received allow us to have a paid host, Mike Foster, at Carr House every weekend from the first of April through the end of November.
We also purchase equipment and supplies for the maintenance of Carr House, such as the water collection system installed so that rainwater can be used for flushing toilets, the heating and cooling system, and the upgrading of the two restrooms in the house. Other costs include printing of brochures and other items such as advertisements to publicize our summer program offerings. We’ve also recently upgraded our website to reach more visitors and enhance our online presence.
All these things take money! And your dues allow us to continue to have Carr House open and to offer quality programs to the community.
Sunday Afternoon Programs Will Be Starting Soon!
We’re hard at work lining up another interesting series of programs for this summer! Once the schedule is finalized, we’ll send it out to you. You’ll want to mark your calendar, so you won’t miss any of our programs. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than at Carr House enjoying the beautiful surroundings and learning new things as well!
Mike Foster Receives Award
Our wonderful Carr House host, Mike Foster, recently received the City of Sierra Vista’s Mayor’s Arts and Humanities Award for his videos highlighting nature, culture, and history in our area including the San Pedro River. Mike is currently working on a new video for the Friends of the Huachuca Mountains, all about the wonders of our beautiful mountains and canyons. Mike’s work is outstanding, and when the new video is ready, you’ll be able to enjoy it when you come to visit Carr House.
Summer Site Hosts Needed!
Karen and John Poole have done so much for us over the winter, not only making needed repairs and improvements at Carr House, but also maintaining the facilities at Reef Townsite, the Perimeter Trail picnic area, and Brown Canyon Ranch. They’ll be heading back to Oregon for the summer, so a new site host will be needed at Carr House. If you or anyone you know might be interested, more information is available at volunteer.gov.
Don’t forget to check us out on the Web!
Our website can be found at http://www.huachucamountains.org/. We’re also on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/friendsofthehuachucamountains/.
Remember, we’ll be open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting April 6. We hope to see you at Carr House soon!