About Us


Who We Are

A non-profit whose mission is to protect our Natural Area.

What We Do

Through volunteers we conserve, preserve, and help educate the public.

Why We Do It

We love the outdoors and we are here to preserve and protect. 

Friends of Government Canyon is made up of a growing group of active volunteers who take pride in the work we do — from grooming trails to facilitating education programs to advocating the protection of the Aquifer and numerous resources found within the boundaries of the Natural Area. We are hikers, naturalists, artists, mountain bikers, runners, researchers, clean water advocates and in general, lovers of the outdoors with one common mission; protecting and preserving the Natural Area. 

Notable Efforts

Activities committee

This group develops and implements interpretive programs, hikes and special events for the Natural Area which allow the public to learn and experience more about the site. It also supports staff-led programs, events and activities that occur on- and off-site. Members work with other volunteers, staff, community organizations, professionals, educators and others in producing and presenting a wide array of fun and interesting programs for all ages. Meetings are held once a month at the historic Ranch House. For more information about Activities Committee contact activities@friendsofgc.org


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Trail patrol

The mission of the Government Canyon Trail Patrol is to serve as a communication link between visitors and the Natural Area Management, to work to maintain the safety and integrity of the trail system, to offer information and assistance to trail users, and to protect the resource through encouraging responsible and environmentally sound use of the Natural Area.For more information about Trail Patrol contact trailpatrol@friendsofgc.org


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public relations

The Public Relations Committee is responsible for preparing communications to publicize our activities and programs, supporting any and all committee work requiring the use of public information, and representing the Organization in matters related to public advocacy. For more information about Public Relations contact info@friendsofgc.org


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