This is an alert sent to the TRAL (Tonto Recreation Alliance) volunteer organization from the District Ranger:
If there is a government shutdown this evening, your work as a volunteer should cease. You will know if there is a shutdown by watching news outlets. If you are camping or housed at Forest Service facilities, you are permitted to stay.
At this time, The Mesa Ranger District is NOT planning on closing any sites. Therefore campers will be permitted to camp at Tortilla Campground, Boaters can use boat ramps, Picnicker’s can use day use sites, Hiker’s can access the Wilderness Trailheads, and etc.
Forest Law Enforcement will continue to work and have a presence on the Forest.
That said, since the shutdown did take place, it is very likely this trail-building exercise may NOT be take place today.
So if you planned on joining in on the fun, you may want to be prepared for alternative plans... like hiking in the area.
Last edited by CannondaleKid
on Dec 22 2018 5:55 am, edited 1 time in total.