We hope everyone had a nice spring.
We are excited to begin our new year with the Annual Meeting, coming up on June 3rd at the Verlot Service Center. As usual, we will have a nice potluck lunch at noon, prior to beginning our annual meeting. We have lots to discuss with members at this meeting so we hope everyone can attend. Please remember, we are now on a calendar year with our membership, January to December. Please bring your membership dues to this meeting. We will discuss plans for our first work party of the year at the Annual Meeting.
As with previous years, all our work parties will be on the third Saturday of each month, beginning in June. Those dates are: June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, and October 21. Please check our website, www.mcpa.us for updates or last minute changes for these work parties in case of severe weather or road closures.
This year, we plan to begin work on our new interpretive site. Since this will be a one-time experience (probably spread between 2 years) if you would like to be a part of history and help with this endeavor, please sign up at the Annual Meeting or email me with your interest. At the Annual Meeting, we will outline the options we have discussed for designing the interpretive
site and hope to start the project at the first or second work party.
As mentioned at the February Winter Social, and if you were unable to attend, we welcome your feedback on how you think the MCPA should respond to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) management plan for Monte Cristo. So we will also have this on our agenda for the Annual Meeting. I also want to discuss possible plans to continue our own Town Site Host Program at this meeting. This program has, in the past, been the only deterrence against vandalism in the area and the public has tremendous respect for what we are doing.