of Friends turned out to enjoy a pint of brew and some awesome
food, with Friends of Redington Pass at the first annual “Pizza
and a Pint with Friends” fundraising event, hosted by
Bear Canyon Pizza on May 8, 2017.
The very generous people at Bear Canyon Pizza donated a portion
of the night’s proceeds to support the various projects
currently underway and those in the planning stages for Redington
thanks to all of our Friends who contributed to the success
of this event and helped raise funds to ensure our community
can enjoy the rugged beauty of Redington Pass for years to come.
Our Cleanup Events Grow—and Grow!
70 people joined us for our latest cleanup held this
past Saturday. The event was generously supported by REI
Tucson, Tread Lightly and an amazing
group of volunteers. Our cleanups "give back" to the
area that we enjoy and help keep the Pass a special place. Representatives
from Coronado National Forest, Arizona
Game and Fish and Pima County Sheriff's Department
were also there to show appreciation, roll-up their sleeves
and have fun with volunteers. BIG Thanks!
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than fifty people were in attendance at the third community meeting
hosted by Friends of Redington Pass (FRP). At the meeting FRP
presented an overview of its Collaborative Area Management Plan
(CAMP) recommendations, answered questions, solicited feedback,
and encouraged volunteers to help work on Plan implementation.
Table discussions covered such topics as motorized recreation,
hiking and mountain biking and horse trails, recreational target
shooting, safety and enforcement, site improvements and signage.
FRP's CAMP was well received by the USFS, Coronado National Forest
(CNF). Santa Catalina District Ranger Ken Born congratulated FRP
on the CAMP and confirmed his commitment to working in partnership
with FRP on specific Plan priorities in the coming months. He
introduced Adam Milnor, on loan from the National Park Service,
who will provide FRP and the CNF district with technical assistance
in implementing several of the Plan recommendations. The district
will also be working with AZ Game and Fish, the Pima County Sheriff's
Dept., and Saguaro National Park to improve law enforcement on
Another immediate consequence of the CAMP recommendations is the
district’s new closure
order regarding recreational target shooting on the Pass.
Consistent with the adaptive management approach recommended by
the CAMP, CNF has reopened the easternmost shooting area, while
closing the western slope from the forest boundary along Redington
Road to Mile Marker 6.3 at the re-opened shooting area. Recreational
target shooting is now prohibited within .6 miles of Redington
Pass along this stretch of Rt. 371.
addition, a signage initiative recommended in the CAMP is off
and running, as we start inventorying damaged or missing signs
and develop a strategy with the district to redesign and/or replace
signs along the Pass. We are hoping to remind visitors that the
Pass is a special place and the Forest Service and the Friends
of Redington Pass are reaching out to everyone to help keep it
clean and safe.
want to thank the Real Life Church on Houghton Road for providing
the meeting venue. And a special thanks to the facilitators who
helped manage and record the table discussions.
here for the
CAMP Spring 2016 Update,
links to the
full CAMP Report & accompanying map.
National Forest's Closure Order / Shooting Map for Redington Pass
The updated closure order and shooting map can be found here
on the Alerts & Notices page of the Coronado National Forset