Send your Spring flower photos now

Friends of Scotchman  Peaks Wilderness Association wants you to submit your wildflower/plant photos and spread the Springtime joy and knowledge throughout the community. I f you don’t know the name of the plan, no worries. FSPW will identify and share for you.  Photos can be shared via Facebook Messenger or via email to

National Park Week

Every April, from April 17 to 25 during the presidentially proclaimed National Park Week, join the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to celebrate America’s treasures. National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out, and find your park. Parks across the country will host a variety of special programs, events, and digital experiences. There are also special theme days during the week to highlight the different ways everyone can enjoy national parks. Speak to your local National Park or visit for more information.

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day while he was working as a US senator. Earth Day originated in the US but became recognized worldwide by 1990

On the very first Earth Day, 20 million people gathered in the streets of America to protest the industrial revolution. An environmental movement was born as a result.

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A bald eagle preens itself in the Springtime

sunshine. Photo Courtesy of Ruth Fenn

Help care for the trails you love and play on

What better way to celebrate Earth Day then, well, getting out into the earth?

One of Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness’ most important jobs is helping folks do just that. This summer, we have a full schedule of trail work dates planned. After all, a good trail is the most important thing to get people exploring their wild backyard.

If you care about wild spaces, one of the most important ways to help is volunteering for a day of trail work. Not only are you spreading the wilderness love with the rest of the world. You’re also getting out for a day and sun and fun yourself. Trail projects get you out in the great outdoors, hiking and enjoying your time with fellow volunteers

It doesn’t matter whether you’re an old trail hand or don’t know a switchback from a waterbar. Whatever your experience, you’ll have work leaders ready to show you the ropes. Who knows? You might just find a new passion waiting for you.

Ready to swing a pulaski? There’s no shortage of dates to volunteer! Project dates are scheduled from April to September. From tread repair on Goat Mountain to clearing downed trees on Morris Creek, you’ll find varied experiences and fun fellow volunteers waiting for you.

Take a look at trail work dates and sign up by visiting

At its core, Earth Day is all about love — love for the natural world and for the people who live in it. It’s important to keep that spirit alive every day of the year. And there are few better ways to do that than by showing some trails a little TLC.

Submitted by Friends of Scotchman Peaks