Tax Exempt Status

Exhibit 7a: Friends of the San Gabriels’ Endorsed Articles of Incorporation

Attached are the endorsed Articles of Incorporation – PDF.

Exhibit 7b: Friend of the San Gabriels By Laws

Attached are the established By Laws for the Friends of the San Gabriels (or download PDF).

Exhibit 7d: Specifc purpose for which the Friends of the San Gabriels was formed.

The specific purpose of the Friends of the San Gabriels is to support and enhance the San Gabriel Mountain range as a recreational, environmental, and historic resource to the general public through volunteer efforts in fund raising, promotion, educational programming and maintenance.

Exhibit 7e: Programs and Activiites of the Friends of the San Gabriels.

Each project planned for short-term completion will take place in the framework of a wider strategy to promote awareness of the importance of protected areas and their potential for ecotourism. Currently planned short-term activites include creating informational material specific to the San Gabriel Mountains. This includes information on the ecosystems, biological diversity, available infrastructure, waste disposal, security guidelines, and activities that can be carried out in the area (hiking, camping, photography, astronomy, observation, and group activities).

Longer term goals include establishing the big Santa Anita Environmental Education Center which will be a year-round functioning forest education center specific to Big Santa Anita Canyon. Courses and seminars will be conducted out of the center.

Additional programs will work with rehabilitation centers to foster alternative behavior that will provide for an appreciation of the San Gabriel Mountains, in specific, and the national forest, in general.

Educational pack trips through the San Gabriel Mountains will be conducted to teach the history of the Mountains, how to enjoy their beauty while maintaining the fragile ecosystem.

Exhibit 7f: Fund Raising Activities of the Friends of the San Gabriels.

Funds raised will benefit the general public by providing them with information, guided history tours, and education. FSG will benefit the Federal Forest Service, an organization, by providing services to the public that the FS is unable to provide due to budget restraints.

A visitor center will be established that will produce income derived from the public by their purchase of beverages and food to support their hike on the local trails.

Forest Service Adventure passes will be sold as a service to the US Forest Service and as a means to raise funds for other activities.

Fund raising activities will include open microphone events, moonlight hikes, and optional non-voting memberships.

Exhibit 7i: Summary of Friends of the San Gabriels Literature and Advertising

The Friends of the San Gabriels will distribute the following literature, at no cost, to the public:

  • Trail Maps Of The San Gabriels
  • Sturtevant’s Camp
  • Summer Time Tips
  • Rattlesnakes
  • How Long Litter Will Last
  • Rules Of The Trails
  • Mountain Biker Tips

The Friends of the San Gabriels will sell, at cost, the following literature:

  • The Life Of An Oak
  • Camping With Kids
  • An Introduction To California Birds
  • A Foot And A Field In Los Angeles County
  • Trails Of The Angeles
  • Santa Ana River Guide
  • Old Mountain Wilson Trail
  • 101 Hikes In Southern California
  • Heritage Of Big Santa Anita Canyon
  • The San Gabriels
  • Gateways To California

The Friends of the San Gabriels will advertise via the following media:

Prior Filings:

2013 | 2012 | 2011