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2024 Membership drive

Dear Friends of the Valles Caldera National Preserve,


Like you, the Valles Caldera is a special place for us – the huge mountain meadows,

abundant wildlife, and meandering streams – all lend to the place’s exceptional beauty.


You can be part of this legacy of support as a member of Los Amigos. We invite you to join or renew your membership for 2024 in helping us continue to support the Valles Caldera National Preserve. We continue to run Los Amigos de Valles Caldera with dedicated volunteers and your membership helps to insure the financial stability of the organization.


WHAT do we do?

We are the official Friends Group for Valles Caldera National Preserve and a Cooperating

Association operating the Valle Grande Bookstore to support the educational, scientific,

historical, and interpretive activities of the preserve. Our store sells clothing, books and many items that visitors may purchase as remembrances of their visit.


2023 Success:

In addition to operating the Valle Grande Bookstore, we supported the Restoration Workshop of subject matter expert geologists who determined what the Sulfur Springs area looked like in the 1880s before private enterprise destroyed the site.

We provided meeting support for National Park Service staff planning meetings, participated in National Public Lands Day work projects and provided lunch for the volunteers working that day. We also worked with Rio Grande Return and their Youth Conservation Corps to complete the Range Restoration task agreement to maintain and repair fencing along the north boundary and perform a survey of willow survival.

2023 was our best sales year ever at the bookstore and we thank you!


In 2024 & beyond:

We will support front country infrastructure improvements, development of trailhead

and interpretive signs, tribal consultation meetings on the Valles Caldera Rim Trail, the

education program, cultural demonstrations, guest speakers, and provide appreciation items

for volunteers!


It will be an exciting year at the Preserve, and we hope you will be part of it, by supporting

Los Amigos and joining us or renewing your membership for 2024.


PLA Discount!

Donors receive a 10% discount at the Valle Grande Bookstore and, because we are a member of the Public Lands Alliance (PLA), you will receive a discount at 400+ public land stores participating in the PLA Reciprocal Discount Program when you show your membership card at checkout.


The Board of Directors thanks you for your financial support, volunteer hours and continued

interest in Los Amigos and the Preserve. Your support makes everything we do possible!

Los Amigos de Valles Caldera is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax-

deductible.


Sincerely,

Los Amigos de Valles Caldera Board of Directors




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