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Review for Ventana Wilderness Alliance, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Fighting for wilderness is one of the most important things we can do for future generations. Maintaining the wilderness characteristics of a place is difficult work. The Ventana Wilderness Alliance has the wisdom, passion and organization necessary to ensure that the spectacular public lands of the Big Sur backcountry remain wild and untrammelled by man. These people have read the Wilderness Act of 1964. They get it. They know how important public lands are ... especially a chunk of wilderness surrounded by millions of Californians. The VWA rallies volunteers to restore and maintain the trail network. And let me tell you ... this is some rough country. Lord I've seen fire and I've seen rain. And so has the Santa Lucia range. This is as tough a place to hike as there is in the lower 48. But the VWA volunteers help ensure access to the backcountry so that people can recreate, enjoy solitude and the wonders of nature. The VWA also has a program to get volunteer stewards into the backcountry where they can inform and educate the visiting public about fire safety and Leave-No-Trace ethics. They lead groups of kids from places like Salinas and Monterey and San Luis Obispo into the wilderness so that the kids can value public lands and learn to become protectors of the place as well. I could go on and on about the good things this nonprofit does. But I'd like to get to the point ... please donate to the VWA. Your gift or membership will keep the good fight moving forward. Maybe some day it won't be a fight. Maybe some day the people will get it ... like the VWA does today. Please give generously to this organization.

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