Hello SCVP members, 3/20/2020
During this time of Visitor Center and main parking lot closures the Forest Service is requesting the following:
1. Do not park in the employee lot. Rather, please go through the back gate (code 2020) and proceed through the intersection with the shuttle road to park at the Lowell house which is near the horses and campgrounds.
2. If you are at the overflow lot and the kiosk is out of maps or fee envelopes please refill them. FS has left boxes of them undercover by the front door of the SARA building.
Thanks for all you do for SCVP and the USFS, especially during these trying and ever changing conditions. Direct questions, comments or concerns directly to me at my email, not SCVP’s.
Judith Peters, SCVP President
Fellow SCVP Members, 3/11/2020
With the concern about COVID-19, and realizing that the majority of us are 60+ years old, the SCVP Board of Directors has decided that rescheduling our Annual Meeting is the safest and most prudent decision at this time.
This decision was not made lightly and included consultation with FS staff Charles Woodward (District Ranger) and Sarah Corning (our liaison). While the event-site is outdoors, we were expecting well more than 50 people and a potluck. We will take a wait-and-see approach with regard to rescheduling at a later date.
Awarding of pins is always a big part of the annual meeting and more so this year with the new cumulative lifetime pins. The recipients have been determined and plaques are mounted on the wall of the visitor center conference room and posted on the website.
We are developing a plan to distribute the pins to you as soon as possible. Tentatively a pick-up site will be outside the Visitor Center at 10am-2pm on Wednesday March 18, 2020 and Saturday March 21, 2020. So plan on those time times unless we have to change again for some reason. After the pick-up times, the remaining awards will be available at the information desk.
Thanks for all your time and efforts on the plaza, at the desk and on the trails. For any questions please contact Judith Peters at
Judith Peters & Maggie White (for the SCVP Board)