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The McArthur ~ Burney Falls Interpretive Association was originally known as the "Friends of the Falls," a group of individuals interested in preserving the pristine beauty of the Park and promoting its many attributes to the world community.
In order to provide funding for the continuing projects of the MBFIA and to support the California Department of Parks in the protection, preservation and promotion of the Park, the MBFIA has re-established "Friends of the Falls" as a way to recognize those individuals and companies who donate and otherwise contribute to our efforts. We are also sending periodic Emails and updates regarding the Association, Friends of the Falls Activities and special events.
One special category of Friends of the Falls is the group of tremendous volunteer camp hosts. These individuals sell firewood, staff the Visitor Center, collect shower money, and most importantly, provide useful information to campers and day visitors to the Park. We could not manage the Park so well without their dedication, talent and love of the Park. Please stop by and give them your thanks and support.
Friends of Burney Falls provides education and interpretation and our programs highlight the Park's natural and cultural elements. Burney Falls offers hiking trails, flora and fauna, birds, squirrels and the like, camping, cabins and Lake Britton. Funds donated support Interpretive and educational activities, including guided hikes, Junior Ranger programs, campfire and craft activities, sing-alongs and group games. At Burney Falls, our Visitor Center includes a Gift Shop, as well as information about the geology, flora and fauna, cultural history and recreational opportunities in the park and the surrounding area. Our annual Heritage Day celebration in October offers weaving, cross-cut sawing, branding, candle-making, pine-doll making, apple cider pressing and Dutch Oven cooking. The Park has instituted a birding program, that includes guided bird identification walks, loaner binoculars plus a library of information. In addition, we have supported new native plants around the Visitor Center, with information about the plantings available for visitors.
We're also in the process of renewing our availability for sale and placement of memorial benches and picnic tables at the Park. Contact us for more details.