Whether to work on the preserve restoring wetlands or maintaining trails, to contribute your talents in another way, or even as a prospective member of our Board of Directors (we're all volunteers!), help us support Valles Caldera National Preserve!
We feel the preserve is a national treasure worth protecting. But protecting it needs your help. Our restoration projects, trail maintenance activities, special events, and more depend on volunteer participation for their success. To take our ecological restoration work alone, which depends heavily on volunteer engagement, since our founding in 2006 volunteers have contributed over 5,000 hours.
We also give back to our volunteers. At our summer work weekends, for instance, volunteers not only learn valuable restoration skills from our restoration contractors, we also arrange for all volunteers to camp out in the preserve (either adjacent to the restoration project being conducted or at Banco Bonito) and provide warm meals.
One of our core values is to engage the community as we support the preserve because Valles Caldera is a land shared by us all. We very much hope you'll join us in helping to restore and protect this beautiful land.
Become a Los Amigos Member
Members are our core group of supporters united in their commitment to restoring and protecting Valles Caldera's natural beauty and unique heritage. Our basic yearly membership fee is $35 for individuals, $50 for families, and $35 for senior families, and our lifetime membership is $1,000. You can also support Los Amigos by making a donation, by donating stock, or through planned future gifts by becoming a Valles Caldera Obsidian Guild Member. All contributions to Los Amigos, including memberships, are tax-deductible.
Receive a 10% discount at the Valle Grande Bookstore, as well as 400+ additional public lands stores at sites across the country, through the Public Lands Alliance's Reciprocal Discount Program.
Receive access to exclusive activities and events for Los Amigos members only, including tours and members appreciation events, as well as early registration access for space-limited general public events.
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Let's Support Valles Caldera's Present and Future
Here are some ways you can donate or join: