- Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Events
- Open Space & Natural Areas
- Volunteer Opportunities
Wednesday Weed Pulls
Join volunteers to remove invasive weeds at Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve, every other Wednesday from May through September:
May 24, 2023 7-10am, June 7, 2023 5-8pm, June 21, 2023 7-10am July 5, 2023 5-8pm, July 19, 2023 7-10am
August 2, 2023 7-10am, August 16, 2023 7-10am, August 30, 2023 7-10am, September 13, 2023 5-7:30pm
Bring your own work gloves and shovels if you have them, additional tools will be available for those who need them. Meet at the main parking area at 3920 El Paso Flagstaff Road at 7 am. Please be sure to bring water and sun protection, and to wear sturdy shoes and long pants. We will follow CDC and City Covid-19 guidelines.
Open Space Stewards
Give back to the outdoor recreation and hiking trails you love! The mission of the Open Space Stewards Program is to promote the protection and management of legally-designated open spaces through environmental stewardship. Becoming an Open Space Steward involves about 8 hours of on-line training, followed by 20 hours per year hiking Flagstaff's open spaces and: talking with visitors about the open space property, cleaning up trash, removing graffiti, and reporting back any concerns. You may also participate in particular volunteer events, such as Wednesday Weed Pulls, trail repair days, clean-up days, or doing office work. For more information and a volunteer application, visit https://flgcls.com/about. Thank you!
Outdoor Service Projects
We welcome youth, school, and community groups looking to volunteer for environmental service projects at Flagstaff's Open Space properties--Picture Canyon, McMillan Mesa, Observatory Mesa, or Schultz Creek trail head. We can offer outdoor education, combined with your group volunteering to do trail repairs, graffiti removal, abandoned campsite clean-ups, trash clean-ups, invasive weed removal, and other projects. We also invite older students to help us create outdoor learning lessons and activities for youngsters to learn about habitats, wildlife, and stewardship of the land. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.