Volunteer

Gary Borax and other volunteers from the Dove Mountain and Heritage Highlands communities in Marana regularly help with restoration projects, like pulling buffelgrass, on Ironwood Forest National Monument.

Gary Borax and other volunteers from the Dove Mountain and Heritage Highlands communities in Marana regularly help with restoration projects, like pulling buffelgrass, on Ironwood Forest National Monument.

The Friends of Ironwood Forest could not function without the help of our dedicated volunteers. There are many different volunteer opportunities for people of all talents and interest. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at [email protected]

MONTHLY VOLUNTEER WORK DAYS – First 2 Wednesdays Each Month

IFNM Volunteer work days are planned through April 2016 on the 1st and 2nd Wednesday’s of
each month. In these projects we assist the BLM in varied tasks such as restoration, trail
improvement, and sign installation.
As an example of these projects, On January 20, the Friends had seven volunteers along with 3
BLM staffers show up early on a clean-up project. We were able to enjoy a sweep of about 400
acres of the desert and hills just North of Silverbell Road, near Ragged Top, scouring for any
loose manmade trash. In the process we enjoyed the wonderful scenery and got a bit of
exercise.
In order to participate in these or other BLM work projects, you need to have a FY 2016
“Volunteer Service Agreement – Natural & Cultural Resources” Form completed and on file with
BLM prior to the work day. To print the Form and to view the mailing instructions, click on this
link: ifnm-restoration-volunteer-agreement_-no-driving_-fy2017-1.
For additional details, to sign up, and to
get on the mailing list for future announcements of these projects, please contact Gary Borax at
[email protected]

Want to become more involved?!

Help Friends of Ironwood Forest protect the diverse cultural, biological and historical resources on the Ironwood Forest National Monument!

Join us on a service project

Participating in a service project you’ll have fun, make new friends, and gain a better appreciation of the monument, its resources, the threats it faces and you will spend the day in a wonderful place. Come out and join us. Click here for news on our latest project!

Be a responsible monument visitor

We need your help to ensure that the Ironwood Forest National Monument remains the stunning place it is today. Respect the land, wildlife and other visitors, tread lightly and leave no trace. If you see something that shouldn’t be happening, please let us know and report the incident to the BLM at 1-800-637-9152