Volunteer of the Year

Each year, the Board of Directors names a person who has made a significant contribution as a volunteer for the Friends of Madera Canyon. Because Bud Gode, a former board member and board President was the ultimate volunteer and inspiration for volunteers and the interpretive nature trail named in his honor and memory, the person named by the board becomes the Bud Gode Volunteer of the Year.

Colleen Verge
2023

Jackie Smith
2022

Joe & Cheryl Wolowsky
2021

Jim Burkstrand
2020

Steven Pruess
2019

Wally Lamb
2018

Tom Purdon
2017

Anita Woodward
2016

Dita Hagen
2015

Willem VanKempen
2014

Louise Gibbeson
2013

Phil Gantt
2012

Jan & Carl Vail
2011

Bob & Mary Braswell
2010

George West
2009

Carolyn Fowler
2008

Phil English
2007

Alan Tozier
2006

Madera Canyon

The Latest News & Updates

Please consider joining our mailing list to receive our free newsletter. Your address is never sold or shared, and every note includes an easy link to unsubscribe.

Members of the Friends of Madera Canyon are invited to attend any or all Board of Directors monthly meetings. Read Canyon Chatter for more news about FoMC activities, programs and educational articles.

→ Canyon Chatter, May 2024 (PDF)

Hudbay Copper World Complex

The proposed massive copper mine and sulfuric acid plant, straddling both sides of the Santa Rita Mountains, present a potential threat to the natural environment. This industrial expansion into the Green Valley/Sahuarita area could disrupt the delicate ecological balance, raising serious concerns for those who value the preservation of nature in the region.
See RosemontMineTruth.com
or ScenicSantaRitas.Org

Restoration at Madera Canyon

Restoration at Madera Canyon is a 9-minute video documenting the recent and largest restoration project undertaken in Madera Canyon by the FoMC and Forest Service.

→ Restoration at Madera Canyon