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Jimbolio
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:34 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

REMINDER THIS IS TONIGHT - We need a STRONG Tucson Presence. Word is they are going to work AGAINST OHV. (We'll see if that is true) but If we aren't there to raise our hands. Well, just look to Florence Junction you can see what will happen to Redington pass.

I hope we can come to consensus on the issues rather than be in opposition.
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WHEN
Monday, April 28, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 pm
WHERE
Lew Sorenson Community Center at the Emily Gray Junior High School, 2300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Road (corner of Tanque Verde Road and Tanque Verde Loop Road).

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:58 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

About 150 people showed up tonight. Ronrev and JohnTJ were there.

Murry, the TJC guy who's pretty cool and a leader, organized about 20 Redshirt Jeepers to be there. There were 3 Mountain bikers all in the same shirt, one loud guy on the bleachers,
and
Most importantly, our friend Jeff Prince. He really looks out for our interests.
Sounds like FRP might be softening their position in regards to OHV. But maybe not.

I'll have some pictures of the meeting up tomorrow.
The forest service Deputy director was there (She Told Murray that no matter what the public says, the USFS will do what is in OUR best interests - How liberal of them) but she ducked out at 20:00. that's when the real questions started to fly.

The travel management plan has been printed in Draft form. but it's probably not too late to still add your voice. There will be two more meetings of FRP this year, fall & Winter.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:54 am    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

The FRP is like every other environMENTAL group out there. They want every bit of PUBLIC land shut down to ALL motorized activity.

The forest service is going to do the easiest and least expensive thing. It is far cheaper for the USFS to shut areas down and not have to pay for enforcement which is in their best interest not ours.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

Become a Friend of Redington Pass



Join Our Email List

Visit Our Website
Learn about the colorful history of Redington Pass
and efforts to
improve its future.

Become a Member
We want you to be a Friend, too! Become
a member online or
by mail. Click this
link for details.

Volunteer
Join a nature hike,
help a cleanup crew, participate in planning for the Pass, work on trail maintenance, or create your own volunteer opportunity. Email us your interests.

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Dear AZFJ Non-Member,

Friends of Redington Pass (FRP) is only as strong as its membership. As we expand to represent a wide range of recreational users (please see the new additions to our Board), we need to build a large diverse membership as well and encourage new friends to join us. Please become a member today!

We are a volunteer organization with no paid staff. Your membership fees help FRP with ongoing expenses for Meet & Greets, web services, outreach and publicity, and meeting supplies. This year we expect to have additional costs for GIS mapping, community surveys, and public meetings to support the collaborative area management planning process.

Benefits of becoming an FRP member include: timely notices of upcoming events in the Pass; inclusion in discussions on the future of the Pass; connections to other recreators on the Pass; and the satisfaction of helping maintain and improve a very special area that you enjoy.

You can join FRP online in one of the following categories:
    Individual $35
    Family $50
    Organizational $250
Or, if you prefer, you can mail a check payable to Friends of Redington Pass, Inc. to 9121 E. Tanque Verde Road, Suite 105-PMB#172, Tucson, AZ 85749-5303.
Thank you for your support!
Pass it on,
Kirk Emerson
President, FRP


Mission Statement
Friends of Redington Pass advocates for the responsible stewardship of the Redington Pass area and the preservation of its ecological, recreational, and cultural resources.
Read more...

Friends of Redington Pass, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:25 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

They truly ARE hauling rock/dirt/debris out of those shooting areas with heavy equipment. We saw it Sunday morning on the way out of Chiva. IMHO..Cleaning up these areas is a GOOD thing that FRP did. If they get the shooting range built, and road signs replaced...(And no trails closed) Then I'm OK. BUT....

Redington Pass User Survey
We have been gearing up our efforts to reach out to people and organizations who visit Redington Pass, as part of the Collaborative Area Management Plan (CAMP) process. Recently we created an online community survey we would like to share with you. Please complete the survey, especially if you were not able to attend our public meeting last spring. You are welcome to forward the survey on to others. The more information we have about how people use Redington Pass, the better informed we will be when developing recommended management strategies to the Coronado National Forest.
Take the Survey

Outreach
As part of the CAMP process, we have been meeting with different organizations to get more detailed information about their experiences on the Pass and their issues and concerns. If you are involved with an organization that would like to meet with FRP to discuss Redington Pass, please email us and we will get back to you promptly to arrange a meeting.

Community Meeting
We will also be hosting another community meeting this fall at the Emily Gray Junior High School. Please put Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm on your calendar for our second community meeting to gather input from a full range of people and organizations that visit Redington Pass.

Closure Extended
In other updates, the Coronado National Forest has extended for another year the closure of the shooting range areas between Mile Marker 5 and 7 as clean up continues. Over 1000 tons of contaminated soil have been removed recently from the sites. Arizona Daily Star article.

Pass it on!
Kirk Emerson

President, FRP

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:31 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

AZ daily star
A closure of three shooting sites on Redington Pass east of Tucson has been extended until next fall to allow more time for cleanup of shooting debris — including soil containing potentially dangerous concentrations of lead.

The sites, between mile markers 5 and 7 on the Redington Road, were closed by the Coronado National Forest in January 2013 to allow forest officers and contractors to begin removing shooting debris and conduct a risk assessment of the area.

“The closure extension is needed to allow proper analysis and cleanup of the recreational target shooting areas, and to assure the protection of public health and safety by prohibiting the recreational discharge of firearms,” said forest spokeswoman Heidi Schewel in a news release.

The closure was extended until next Sept. 30 or until rescinded, whichever is earlier.

Prohibited activities include parking a vehicle in the area and discharging a firearm, air rifle, paint ball gun, gas gun or archery equipment.

The risk assessment “determined lead concentrations in the soil posed an unacceptable risk to the recreational user and the environment,” the release said. “After further evaluation and consideration, the Forest Service has begun an environmental cleanup to remove the soil containing lead concentrations. The soil is being hauled away and disposed of at an approved licensed waste management facility.”

Forest officials and others have begun work to develop a Redington Pass Collaborative Management Plan to guide management of the area for hiking, mountain biking, camping, hunting, grazing, recreational shooting and other uses. A proposal for a managed shooting range in the area is also under consideration.

Contact reporter Doug Kreutz at dkreutz @ tucson.com or at 573-4192. On Twitter: @DouglasKreutz

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:57 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote



WHAT
What Friends of Redington Pass (FRP) will host a Community Meeting to discuss Redington Pass. FRP is developing a Collaborative Area Management Plan proposal to submit to the Forest Service with recommendations on how to improve management of the Pass. The goal of this second meeting is to present and discuss the public input we have gathered at the April community meeting, additional stakeholder meetings and individual interviews, and the online community survey. Please join us to learn more about how people enjoy the Pass, what people value, and what issues are of concern.

WHO
Friends of Redington Pass is a non-profit organization representing diverse groups and individuals including hikers and mountain bikers, jeep, ATV, and motorcycle riders, hunters and birdwatchers, target shooters, horseback riders, nature enthusiasts, and nearby residents. Our members are dedicated to responsible stewardship of Redington Pass, balanced recreational and resource uses, and the preservation of its ecological, scenic, and cultural resources.

WHEN
Monday, November 17, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 pm

WHERE
Lew Sorenson Community Center at the Emily Gray Junior High School, 2300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Road (parking off Tanque Verde Rd. & Tanque Verde Loop Rd.). [url= www.google.com/maps/pl...a75501812]Map[/url]

SHARE
Please help us spread the word by sharing this community meeting announcement with others.

MORE INFO
Email info @ friendsofredingtonpass.org or visit friendsofredingtonpass.org
Pass it on,
Kirk Emerson
President, FRP

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:32 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

The
 deadline 
for 
self‐nominations
– November
 30!



FRP is leading the development of a Collaborative Area Management Plan (CAMP) that will provide recommendations to the Coronado National Forest for improving future management of the Pass. An overview of the CAMP process was presented at the FRP Community Meeting on November 17. The CAMP process (PowerPoint Here) began with public input, and the next step is to assemble four Issue Groups that focus on:

    Recreational shooting
    Access on roads and trails for motorized and non-motorized recreation
    Site-specific areas that are experiencing over use or misuse
    Conflicts that arise among visitors that impact their experience and feelings of safety

A fifth Integration Group will be composed of representatives from the four Issues Groups and will work to align all the management suggestions and create alternatives for consideration by the larger Redington Pass community and ultimately by the Coronado National Forest.

CAMP VOLUNTEERS
Friends of Redington Pass is now asking for volunteers to participate on these working groups. Each group will be composed of no more than 12 people and will represent a broad diversity of stakeholders interests. Volunteers will be selected based on their familiarity with the Pass, their ability to represent an organizational entity or network of people interested in the Pass, and their commitment to participate in at least three working group meetings. All volunteers will work within a set of ground rules and guidelines developed by the Integration Group to assure all stakeholders' interests are presented, respected and considered fully in the development of the CAMP recommendations.

SIGN UP HERE
Members of the working groups will be selected by the Friends of Redington Pass Board and will start meeting in January. Please consider volunteering for up to two of the working groups by completing the CAMP form .

DEADLINE
Sign up by November 30 if possible, so the groups can be formed and members notified in December, 2014.

SHARE
Please help us spread the word by sharing this call for CAMP volunteers with others.

MORE INFO
Email [[email protected]][email protected][/url] or visit friendsofredingtonpass.org

Pass it on,
Kirk Emerson

President, FRP

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Master Wheeler
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

I asked to be nominated for the one in RED.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

Good for you jim. Good luck!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:35 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

They'll never pick the 'Great Jimbolio', that's why I nominate ANGRY_TIM!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:30 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

Jimbolio.....

"Each group will be composed of no more than 12 people and will represent a broad diversity of stakeholders interests."

Insist that their "broad diversity" doesn't mean 11 different "enviro" reps. and one "offroad" rep.
They will try to dilute input with many more voices on one side.

Jim

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:33 am    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

I doubt I'll even get a return Email Jimmy. BUT, now it's public that I asked to be chosen.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:46 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

Looks like maybe another year to wheel there...get out all you can.
We wheeled the Agua Fria every week for the last few months it was open.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:31 pm    Post subject: Re: NEW Friends of Reddington Pass Info!!! Reply with quote

Then the administration is likely going to change in 2016, and re-open all of OUR forests.

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