Arizona State Parks
Five (5) Americorps members will leverage an additional fifty (50) encore volunteers to create and implement a Family Campout and Stewardship Program in five (5) Arizona State Parks. At the end of the Pilot Program period (September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013) at least ten (10) Family Campout events will occur. Each will have a minimum of ten (10) families (an average of four  people per family) participate in each Campout. Each Campout will also include an Environmental Stewardship service project. Each Environmental Stewardship service project will last three (3) hours and accomplish either a) two (2) miles of trail improvement; b) two (2) miles of river or lakeshore improvement; or c) one (1) acre of invasive species removal. This program will focus on the focus areas of Environmental Stewardship and Healthy Futures, and is an encore service program. The federal investment of $65,000 will be matched with $92,814 ($9,300 for on-park housing provided for Members, $29,939 for staff support time, $14,575 for Member benefits and approximately $39,000 for in-kind program resource needs).