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Buck Ridge Burn is a proud supporter of Tarahumara Ministries, a church-based organization whose mission it is to support the desperately poor Tarahumara Indians of the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico. The Tarahumara Ministry is an initiative that was born many years ago when the Mexican media showed scenes of Tarahumara Indians dying of hunger and hypothermia in the Copper Canyon of the Sierra Mountains. The missionaries travel frequently to remote villages deep in the canyon in order to build churches, facilitating the needs of the people by bringing food, medicine, and clothing on a regular basis.
What better way to say thank you to the forest than to help support the organization that maintains and protects it? We can donate directly to the Michaux through the newly formed Friends of Michaux State Forest group that fosters the "preservation and enhancement of the forest’s recreational, cultural, and natural resources. We formed in 2019 and are a committed group of volunteers working to fulfill our mission. We are a chapter of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. We work closely with Pennsylvania DCNR staff at the Michaux State Forest to complete on-the-ground projects, and perform outreach and education to foster an ethic of stewardship across all users of the state forest."
We are blessed with a fantastic state park to use for our race headquarters. Buck Ridge Burn and its participants make a donation every year to the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park whose mission it is to "keep history alive and promote the educational and recreational programs of the park and surrounding areas through special events and trail development while protecting the park’s natural resources."
Donations are used for projects such as these:
Why not become an official member? You'll receive a membership card, a groovy sticker, and discounts on Friend's merchandise! You'll also be kept in the loop about special Friend's projects and events! Click here to fill out the online membership form or download the form below and send it in!
The fine folk of the Citizen's Fire Company No. 1 are a steadying and secure presence at Buck Ridge Burn every year. As a thank you for their steadfast dedication and for the invaluable service they provide to our community, Buck Ridge Burn donates a large portion of the race proceeds to them every year.