March 15 – 17th – Join our 4th annual Tree Replanting party!

Great news campers – we have the green light from The US Forest Service to come back for the 4th Annual Tree Replanting Party near Camp Tuolumne!

Saturday March 16, 2019   8am – 3pm at Rush Creek Lodge

3 years ago we started with 6 volunteers. Last year we had over 140 join the effort to replant the Rim Fire Recovery Area. The USFS will get us as close to camp as we can get, but it won’t be inside of camp of course. Last year we planted 3000 trees in one day. This year we will aim for 5000!!

We stay at the beautiful Rush Creek Lodge next door to Camp Tuolumne, and just outside Yosemite on Friday and Saturday nights last year, with great food, cocktails, hot tubs, etc… it is a fabulous get-a-way weekend! They are once again generously supporting our efforts, and offering us a 50% discount, which can be used for Lodge King Rooms and Villas.
The weather says no snow in the future, and temperatures pretty moderate. The USFS thinks the weekend will be good for planting. It could be wet (probably) – but in case a rogue snow storm blows in out of the blue, and we cannot plant, we want everyone to be aware of the hotel cancellation policy below. They won’t cancel planting in rain. Just if the ground is frozen. (and you can still have a great weekend near camp and Yosemite!)
Reserve Your Spot Today:
Go to the Rush Creek Lodge web site and fill in arrival and departure
dates (March 15th – 17th) and use the promo code BRK.
Then follow the prompts to complete your reservation.
You can also just come on Saturday and plant trees of course
but will need to be at Rush Creek Lodge to meet us by 7:30am.
Once you get a confirmation or know you are coming:
Please email our Volunteer Coordinator Katie Whitty (
and let her know:
1. Full Names of Everyone Coming (and if you are staying at Rush Creek)
2. Group Contact Name and cell phone
3. Anyone under the age of 18 (will need to fill out a guardian consent form)
No experience necessary, families are welcome, and the USFS
will provide everything we need (trees, shovels, etc..).

Cancellation Policy
One-night Deposit (including approximate taxes) is required for each room, to guarantee the reservation.

  • If cancelled at least 14 days before check-in date, Deposit will be refunded less a $25 fee for each room cancelled. If cancelled less than 14 days before check-in date, Deposit will be forfeited for each room cancelled.
  • A one-night Early Departure Fee will be charged for early check-outs.
  • Everyone on the same reservation must be on the same package and purchase the same package options.  Holiday Packages and other special package prices are inclusive and cannot be broken down into individual component pricing.
It is a marvelous experience, and the trees that we
planted last year are growing well (photo above!)

They make it SO easy for us to do this work, and it was
SO healing and wonderful to put trees into the ground!

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