Crescent Moon Ranch HistoriCorps project looking for volunteers

    September 15, 2021 all-day
    Visitors come from all over to recharge and relax amid Sedona’s red rocks and beautiful country. Coconino National Forest and HistoriCorps, a non-profit partner, offer an opportunity to spend time surrounded by the beauty of the red rocks for no charge other than your time and energy.
    Volunteers are needed for a special project at the historic Crescent Moon Ranch, for four weekly sessions, beginning September 19 through October 8, and October 24 through October 29. The project involves cedar shingle and corrugated metal roofing; repair of stone foundation, stairs and walls; siding repair, and reconstruction of other structural components.
    Crescent Moon Ranch is located on Oak Creek about 7 miles southwest of Sedona, adjacent to the former Red Rock Crossing. Restoration of several historic structures at Crescent Moon Ranch is the third HistoriCorps project on the Coconino National Forest this year, after pausing projects last summer. The Forest Service recreation site includes a picnic and day use area with trails, ramadas and restrooms, while the old ranch house is now a popular rental cabin.
    HistoriCorps projects are free for volunteers who register for the 5-day sessions. All meals, tools, training, equipment, and a campsite are provided. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to the campsite, sleeping equipment, work clothes and boots, and other personal gear. To sign up and volunteer for this project, please visit the Crescent Moon Ranch Project page.
    HistoriCorps helps preserve historic structures on public lands across America and attracts folks with a love of adventuring to new places, waking up to the smell of hot coffee, going to sleep under the stars, meeting new friends while connecting with and contributing to the incredible and unique landscapes that have sustained communities for hundreds of years.
    Additional Historicorps projects are also scheduled this fall on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests in eastern Arizona.


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