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The McArthur Burney Falls Interpretive Association (MBFIA) is an all-volunteer non-profit education organization that provides assistance and funding for activities which enhance the quality of visits to McArthur Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Castle Crags State Park and Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park. The association was founded in 1984 to promote greater appreciation of the cultural and natural history of the region.
MBFIA raises funds to support educational and interpretive activities, including interpretive personnel, a printed Visitor Guide provided free to visitors. MBFIA manages the Visitor Center Gift Shop. Thanks to a donation from Kelly’s Wishes Foundation, interpretive staff lead canoe tours on Lake Britton.
Funds are raised through the sale of firewood, advertising in the Visitor Guides, the operation of the Visitor Center gift shop, and most importantly---donations from friends and visitors.
In 2015, MBFIA assumed the responsibility to also support Castle Crags State Park and Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park. Activities in these areas are still under development.
MBFIA is pleased to accept donations from visitors and friends in support of educational and interpretive activities in the parks. Donations can be given at the Burney Falls Visitor Center, the Castle Crags Entrance Station, or mailed to MBFIA, P.O. Box 777, Burney CA 96013. Designate Burney Falls or Castle Crags on the donation and funds will be used only in that park. Donations can also be made online through the link below.
The Board of Directors consists of a wide variety of members with diverse backgrounds, vocations, education and experience. While we work together to achieve the goals and objectives of the organization, each one of us has our own area of responsibility and expertise.
We are currently seeking three to four additional members to assist in the following areas:
If you have some interest, please submit a query to the Board's President, Bob Boyce.
The Board generally meets monthly, both in person and by Zoom, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11:30 AM for about an hour. Meetings are held at the Burney Library.
Bob Boyce, President MBFIA