Footprints Matter
Northern Pinal County Superstition Foothills Environmental Stewardship

Community Stewardship Opportunities and News
We will post up-coming opportunities, clean-ups and events as well as news here, please check back often.  If you have found an area that needs our attention, or would like to plan a stewardship event with our help,  or if you have news or pictures of an event, we would love to hear from you and share your pictures and experience:  please email us at:  info@footprintsmatter.org
These Pictures sent to Footprints Matter as an example of another type of Bad Footprints being found in the area.                                                                                         Our Note: Horse or hiking trails are not 'roads'.  Please educate yourself, your friends and people you see.  The ecology of the desert is fragile and it does not take much to destroy.  It starts with one and quickly becomes a road. This amount of damage occurred in less than 1 week's time. Recent bottom photo was taken 1 year later. 
Recently Received:
Successful Stewardship 
Requires Responsible Recreation
If you are interested in volunteering at additional environmental trash cleanups throughout the state of Arizona, please visit the calendar on Natural Restorations Website

A note from Natural Restorations who we have teamed up with for several cleanups; Natural Restorations was founded by Justin and Nicole Corey to address the long-standing issues of trash and illegal dumping in natural areas across Arizona. We remove trash, graffiti and anything foreign to the environment from natural areas and provide hands-on service learning opportunities for youth and communities across Arizona. We host multiple volunteer cleanup events throughout the year and we want to launch a full-time restoration team that will provide employment opportunities to veterans and allow us to focus on areas that see continual dumping, remote and difficult to access areas, and areas where conditions are unsafe for volunteers. The Arizona Trail Association is our non-profit fiscal sponsor.

Footprints Matter to Us holds an annual cleanup event the 3rd Saturday in January, and their primary cleanup area is from Gold Canyon to Superior on Arizona State Trust Lands and Tonto National Forest. 
SAVE THE DATE: JANUARY 20, 2018
Have questions or concerns about the recreation on Arizona State Trust Land and Tonto National Forest? Learn why these 4 agencies advocate responsible multi-use and what we can do as a community.  
Footprints Matter to Us will host a question, answer and discussion panel at the ADOBE meeting in Gold Canyon on January 18th at 6:30pm at the Best Western Inn.  The distinguished panel includes: Gary Hannah, Tonto National Forest, Mesa District Ranger – Rich Spencer, Arizona State Land Department, Trespass Investigator - Sheriff Mark Lamb, Pinal County Sheriff - Kriselle Colvin, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Wildlife Manager III. Also present: Nicole and Justin Corey, Natural Restorations, Matthew Eberhart, Arizona State Parks & Trails OHV Coordinator.

The session will include a short presentation by each of the participants, as well as extensive time for questions from the audience. Emphasis will be on how all partners can work cooperatively to achieve successful stewardship. 

All recreation invokes the feeling of connection to the natural world. All of us advocate having a good partnership with the recreating public. Together, We can promote responsible multi-use recreation (including target shooting and OHV use) and Together, We will make a difference.