Event Fact Sheet

BANWR Restoration - Fence Removal
Jan 18 - Jan 22

You must register in advance for this event. A copy of this fact sheet may also be retrieved from the web calendar at the Event Details page.

Contact: Inge Harper inge.harper@q.com

Please notify Event Contact listed above or call 480.966.2689 if you or anyone in your group is unable to attend.

What to wear and bring
• 2 quarts or more of water to carry with you
• Bring rain gear and warmer clothing, if that is what the forecast indicates.
• Print-out of directions
• Sturdy shoes
• Sun protection (wide brim hat, loose clothing that covers your limbs, sun screen).
• Work gloves - additional gloves will be available on site
• Additional water will be available on-site
• Long pants and shirt sleeves are recommended.
• Tweezers or needle nose pliers for extracting cactus needles.
• GAITERS or chaps

A minor who is not accompanied by a parent or guardian must bring a completed Waiver and Medical Release for Minor. Blank copies of these forms will be available at the event.

Physical requirements to participate
Lot's of hiking. Getting fence-posts out can occasionally be tough but we have tools. The powered wire spooler will make this work much much easier. To keep uncomfortable debris out of boots, gaiters or chaps are recommended. We will have gloves. Eye protection is essential when handling barbed wire.

Agenda & Meals
Thursday, January 18
03:00 PM - Registration opens
06:30 PM - Dinner
Friday, January 19
07:00 AM - Breakfast
08:00 AM - Assemble and car-pool to work site
03:00 PM - End of work day
06:30 PM - Dinner
Saturday, January 20
07:00 AM - Breakfast
08:00 AM - Assemble and car-pool to work site
03:00 PM - End of work day
06:30 PM - Dinner
Sunday, January 21
07:00 AM - Breakfast
08:00 AM - Assemble and car-pool to work site
03:00 PM - End of work day
06:30 PM - Dinner
Monday, January 22
07:00 AM - Breakfast
08:00 AM - Clean up
12:00 PM - End of Event

VOAz or Host will provide the meals listed below:
The host will provide dinner for those arriving Thursday evening, and breakfast Monday. From breakfast on Friday through dinner on Sunday, VOAz provides the meals. Volunteers will do clean-up after dinners. Day-trippers should bring a lunch and you are welcome for dinner that day. Anyone arriving the AM on their first day of work should bring their lunch for that day. You will not go to Brown Ranch until the end of that day. Happy hour usually follows after returning from work. Bring your own 'Happy' and some snacks to share, if you want to participate.

Camping / Accommodations
No camping or RV's. Bring your own bedding for indoor lodging.

In case of an emergency
Always notify your Crew Leader of any injury, even minor ones.

Cell phone access

Vehicular Access:
Paved road along "official route' until the Brown Canyon turn-off. Gravel road from highway to Brown Canyon requires good clearance--not suitable for standard sedans.

How to get there
From Phoenix there are several routes. The map is parked from 10 in Tempe. Those further east can find other routes to 10. When you pass through Tucson on 10 take 19 where it splits off as 10 turns toward the east. Then immediately take the exit to 86.

At Three Points. take Hwy 286 south. This is Altar Valley.

Continue on Hwy 286 driving 1/2 mile past milepost 21 to "W. Brown Bear Cyn. Rd." You will see 2 mailboxes on the right and the VOAz directional sign. Turn right here and drive 6 miles to the Brown Canyon Education Center, or, if you are arriving the am of your first (or only) work day, please be at the Brown Ranch turn-off by 8:30 am.

Allow at lest 3 hours for the drive.

Short cut - north of Tucson there is a short cut (in miles but perhaps not so in time) at Marana. More scenic because you miss all the urban freeway miles through Tucson.

Somewhere in there you will pass through a Border Patrol.

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