The Yarnell Hill Recovery Group formed in order to coordinate recovery efforts after the Yarnell Hill Fire of June 2013. Its mission was to identify the unmet needs of the residents and businesses in the Yarnell Hill Fire area and to identify ways to meet those needs.
Five years later, in July of 2018, most of the funds have been disbursed to residents who lost their homes and local infrastructure. The remaining funds are designated for the Memorial Park. The YHRG changed its focus. Under the DBA Yarnell Area Resource Group (YARG) its mission is now “Collaborating for sustainable communities in the Weaver Mountains.” This will include:
- retaining and expanding relationships with individuals and organizations in the Weaver Mountains area and Yavapai County, and State Wide Organizations.
- offering a 501c3 umbrella for organizations and projects that warrant such provision and which align with the mission.
- collaborating to organize events, offer suggestions and resources based on our experience that can benefit other local organizations.
The YARG will also oversee the completion of the Yarnell Hill Fire Memorial Park, located at 22556 State Route 89.
The Upper Restroom is now open for business!
Continued progress on the park! The flagstone is going in and the walkway from the upper restrooms is being built. Concrete has been poured for the handicap parking place.
MORE PICTURES OF THE PARK PROGRESS & UNVEILING ARE ON THE MEMORIAL PARK PAGE
CLICK ON SIGN ABOVE OR COMMUNITY SIGN IN THE FOOTER TO SEE THE NEW FEATURE AVAILABLE TO INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS FROM YARNELL AREA RESOURCE GROUP AND YARNELL-PEEPLES VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE