Support FOJ!

Please consider making a small, yearly donation to Friends of Jawbone to help support the work we do.

Your donations directly help to keep trails open, campsites maintained, and maps updated.

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About Friends of Jawbone

The Friends of Jawbone

The Friends of Jawbone (FOJ) is a non-profit, public benefit corporation dedicated to the promotion of outdoor recreation in the Jawbone Canyon area.  Formed in 1998, Friends of Jawbone supports and develops projects to improve, protect and maintain existing trails and to promote understanding, education and cooperation among all users of public lands.

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A History of the Friends of Jawbone

On January 26, 1996, the first meeting of the Jawbone Steering Committee, an early incarnation of the Friends of Jawbone, was held in the newly completed Jawbone Station building. Those in attendance included Jim Keeler, Craig Beck, Dave Kotlarski, and Myrtle Railey (who were running the station at the time), as well as Jim Clark, Dave Johnston, Kathy Baker, Carol Barrett, Don Maben, Bill Deaver, Steve Pawling, Clark Woy, Holly Hart, Roni Fortun, Stan Haye, Elayn Briggs, John Butz, and Loretta Pedersen. Topics that day included the operation and leadership of the station, the possibility of opening a bookstore, a Grand Opening ceremony, and which of two organizations to associate with: the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association or the Southwest Natural and Cultural Heritage Association.

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Monthly Meetings

Friends of Jawbone meets regularly on the third Wednesday of each month at the BLM Jawbone Station Visitors Center, located on Highway 14, 20 miles north of Mojave, at 28111 Jawbone Canyon Road.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.

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September 2nd Groundbreaking Ceremony

Please join us at Jawbone Station on September 2, 2010, at 11:00 am for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Station expansion project.  Special guests will include BLM Desert District Manager Teri Raml and Friends of Jawbone co-founder and Kern County Supervisor Don Maben.  On this day, the long awaited expansion of the Jawbone Station Visitors Center will leap from the drawing board on to the ground.

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