SRP Volunteers In Action At Taliesin West
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Feb 1, 2023
SRP (Salt River Project) employee volunteers donate their time to help with trail maintenance at Taliesin West. These efforts help with the preservation and conservation of the surrounding areas.
The Taliesin West property is situated in the midst of 490 acres of natural desert habitat. There is a system of trails that lead guided tour groups on walking paths in the foothills of the McDowell mountains. Along the way, visitors see how the desert landscape shaped dozens of Wright’s apprentices’ and students’ “desert shelters.”
This is an area of uneven, rocky terrain with little shade. In order to keep the trails open and free from overgrowth, trail maintenance is required periodically. This ensures the paths are well-marked and safe to walk. Recently, employee volunteers from SRP (Salt River Project) donated their time to help clear the pathways. They did a remarkable job – as seen below – and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is appreciative of their assistance. The volunteer crew worked swiftly, completing their task with enough time to enjoy a guided tour of the historic core area of Taliesin West.