The Spirit of Pine Valley

A Unique Community Living with Nature

Welcome Letter from Randy Barbour, President of the PVPOA, 2022

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Welcome to Pine Valley!

Nestled within the Munds Mountain Wilderness, we are surrounded by the beauty of the Red Rocks and share our lands with the desert plants and animals that also call this place home. Our Pine Valley neighborhood is a unique, beautiful, and wonderful place to live.

The Pine Valley Property Owners Association (PVPOA) is a group who works together to make our neighborhood a safer and more connected place to live.

Membership in our group is open to all Pine Valley property owners as well as anyone renting a home in our community. Membership is voluntary. Our members pay a small annual fee of $35.00 to support the activities of the association and benefit the community as a whole.

Our activities:

  • We maintain the cattle fences surrounding our neighborhood.
  • We provide dumpsters twice yearly to dispose of plant debris that might otherwise serve as fuel for wildfires.
  • We maintain the Pine Valley entry sign, and last year purchased and distributed fire alert signs throughout the community.
  • We maintain an open and productive communication with the National Forest Service on issues with hiking trails, Firewise activities, and preservation of the Munds Mountain Wilderness which surrounds Pine Valley.
  • We work with the Pine Valley Water Company and the Sedona Fire District to regularly test water pressure at our fire hydrants.

Another great benefit of membership is our summer BBQ and an end-of-the year holiday party.  This is a great way to meet and socialize with your neighbors every spring and winter.

I hope you’ll find our website informative and useful. Inside you’ll find information on local emergency services, the Code Red emergency alert system, further information on how to join the PVPOA, and lots of other useful information.

Welcome to the neighborhood.

Randy Barbour

President, PVPOA

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Some parts of this site are only accessible to paying Pine Valley Home Owner Association Property Owners. If you wish to become a  PVPOA member and you own OR rent property in Pine Valley, click here to fill out your application. Continue Reading →


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About Green and Red Bag Donations

Hello, everyone.  I hope the new year is off to a good start for you.  I’m thrilled with the rain and snow that we have had and hope for more.

I want to give everyone a big thank you for last month’s pickup.  We collected 194 lbs of food from 12 donors.  This provided 162 meals for our community.  Thank you!  We are grateful to be able to help you help our community.

Our next Green Bag is scheduled for February 11th.  It will also be a Red Bag pickup month.  If you choose to donate items for our local school teachers, please put them into the Red Bags.  If you do not use the Red Bags, please include them with your Green Bags for our next cycle.

CHANGES are afoot….

There have been some changes announced by the Verde Valley Neighborhood Food Project (VVNFP).  The volunteers who run the VVNFP choose to do so with very little money.  It is an organization that is lean by decision.  As a result, monetary donations are discouraged.

Donors who want to write checks should send them directly to the food banks.  As a result, donors who prefer to only donate money and not provide non-perishable food items for pickup will no longer be considered Green Bag donors.  Those who donate on occasion will still be considered regular donors as long as they can provide the shelf stable food we need for our local pantries.

In addition, food donations cannot be designated for a specific food bank.  For the collection to work, each food bank receives a portion of the total amount of food collected.  St. Vincent De Paul Pantry and Verde Valley School Pantry only get food from the Green Bag collection effort.

As your Neighborhood Green Bag Representative, I am available to help if you find you cannot get out to purchase food.  Please contact me through email jbarbour55@gmail.com or phone (301) 639-8439‬.

Jackie Barbour

Verde Valley Neighborhood Food Project (The Green Bag Project)

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For several years, the Green Bag Program has been very successful in the VOC and Pine Valley. For our area, currently the project is called Verde Valley Neighborhood Food Project.

You may not expect this, but in the Verde Valley, including Sedona, many people go hungry. This program helps fight hunger in our community. The following information is taken from the VV Neighborhood Food Project’s website (https://verdevalleyfoodproject.org).

WHAT

“A Simple System That Really Works.

EVERY 2 MONTHS—on the second Saturday of every even month—our Neighborhood Coordinators pick up bags of healthy nonperishable food that neighbors have left outside their front doors. They leave empty green bags for next time, and take all the food to local Food Banks. It’s that easy!”

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Forest Service Sub-Committee Update and Comments Request

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PineValleyFSComm@gmail.com”>To Our Pine Valley Community:

Many of you are familiar with the recent trail building activity by the US Forest Service (USFS) immediately west of Pine Valley which has occurred over the past several months. Increasing visitor activity throughout the Sedona area prompted USFS to develop new routes to ease crowded trail and trailhead conditions. This particular project was authorized in 2018.

However, few (if any) Pine Valley residents were aware of the plan until trail building was underway since the USFS did not adequately notify potentially affected parties. With the recent completion, Pine Valley residents are already noting an increase in audible noise, visual intrusion, general invasion of seclusion and privacy based on the placement of the trail on the Pine Valley side of the ridge, lost hikers showing up on private property, and non-residents driving through Pine Valley seeking shortcuts to the trail system. Continue Reading →