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Polly Sauer  
Telephone: 909-806-5284  
Email: [email protected]  



Dear Mountain Readers:
The SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS LAND TRUST is most grateful for the extraordinary show of community support by the over 250 attendees at the recent Walk the Ridge event. Creating a wildland nature park out of the last remaining forest in Lake Arrowhead is an opportunity truly to be embraced and celebrated.

Tremendous thanks are due to the remarkable team of volunteers and businesses that made the event possible. Our heartfelt appreciation goes to all of the following participants for donating their outstanding expertise, precious time and services:

• Scott Peterson Landscape Architect, Inc.
•Marcel Mächler, Carvings and Sculptures
• Pirih Productions
•Tudor House Productions with Steve Lawless and Chuck Marra and The Lake Arrowhead Repertory Theatre Shakespearean Troupe of Mary Carrig, Vaigafa Potoa’e Tanielu, Stephanie Chung-Lara, Natalie O’Donnell, Ulises Espinoza, Sarah Falatoonzadeh, Jasmine Falatoonzadeh, and Hunter Gibson.
• Rim of the World Recreation and Park District
• Skyline Ponds
• Jeff’s Crane Service
• Arrowhead Landscape Restoration
•American Legion Post 360 – Spike Valencia, Gary Condurachi, Patrick Graham, Fred Rios, Norman Roxbury, and Paul Muscorella
• Tips Printing
• Goering Mountain Portables
•Mountain Disposal DBA Burrtec Waste
• Lake Arrowhead Patrol and Security Services
•Mountain News
• Blue Jay Cinema
• K&E Promotions
• Adam Hustead Construction
• Tonis Mexican Kitchen
• Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa
•McCabe & Co. Booksellers
• Alpine Jewelers
• Goodwin’s Oak Trunk
• Blue Jay Barbers

Mountain Community Merchants Joining Us with Refreshments and Garden Merchandise – Donating a Portion of the Proceeds to Restore Arrowhead Ridge:

• Arrowhead Jerky Works
• Elevation 5221
• George Mantoan Creations
• Jeannine’s Home and Garden Furnishings
• Lake Arrowhead Candles
• Lake Arrowhead Nursery
• Lake Arrowhead Sports Grille
• Old Fire Art by Scott Markovich
• Sweets N’ Stuff
• The Grapevine
• The Tea and Coffee Exchange
• Lake Arrowhead Pottery Co.
• Decor by Lenore
• Mexi-Cali Functional Art
• Altaira McComb, Independent Silpada Designs Representative
Texafornia Tamale Co. and Hot Shots Coffee House joined in spirit by donating proceeds from their sales at their Blue Jay locations from 2pm - 4pm.

Our Photographers:
  • Scott Seccombe
  • Melissa Jones

Artists Joining Us and Mountain Community Merchants Donating Paint:

•Patricia Hagerman
•Shannon Henyan
•Sondra James
•Monique Rose Johnson
•Munir Jones
•Midge Reisman
•Brandon Stein
•Mary Reider
•Sandra Charlebois
•Victoria LaVers
•Yanney Ybarra
•Agua Fria Hardware
- Dunn Edward Paints
•Cedar Glen Trading Postand Hardware

Shuttle Service to the Top of the Ridge Provided by:

• Kyle Astle
• Lisa Shinkle
• Hunter Smith
• Amanda Veysey

Volunteers Giving Precious Time, Lending Exhibit and Display Materials:

• Lorna Polley
• Elaine Pearson
• Pat Keep
• Ann Kawell
• Lori Semeniuk
• Cheryl Moxley
• Joyce Savage
• Monique Michaud
• Margaret Mueller
• Sandra and Jerry Koos
• Rebecca Smith
• Nancy and Sonny Burkett
• Sue Condurachi
• Sue Walker
• Marcia Moore
• Nancy Manning
• Laura MacFarlane
• Dianne and Brian Curtin
• Debi Farley
• Sybille Phillips

We extend a Special Thanks to Our Hosts, Speakers and Consultants:

•Scott Peterson
•Lorenzo Rodarte
•Armand LaSage
•Walter Ford
•Melissa Astle
•Bill Engs
•Mary Barlow
•Valerie Wilson
•Dr. Ken Witte
•Duane Banner
•Mike Rose
•John Conner 

Major Credit for extensive site preparation over several weeks in advance of the event goes to SBMLT’s outstanding Projects Manager, Kevin Kellems, and a dedicated team of volunteers, including Keith McGrew, Jim Asher, Sharon Hanson, Chris Taylor, Mark Kornfeld, Scott Seccombe, Lyn Dessaux, Barry oley, Lorna Polley, Ted Gagliardi and Vivian Allard.

For the overall coordination, planning and implementation of the Walk the Ridge event (with attention to every vital detail from start to finish) we reserve our profoundest thanks to Polly Sauer as chief organizer along with a major assist from SBMLT Director Caren Cassidy.

With greatest appreciation,
Peter Jorris, Executive Director
San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust

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