We regret to inform you that ALL CRAF events for this spring have been cancelled due to the requirements of the global pandemic. In light of recent events, we imagine that this news does not come as a surprise to you. It is our hope and plan to reschedule these events for current registrants and to hold additional events next fall, but of course we will have to wait and see what happens.
We have also temporarily ceased sending out membership materials and fulfilling orders for products to ensure your health and safety and that of our staff. We will resume once it is deemed safe to do so.
We wish to thank you for your continued financial support, particularly during this unprecedented time. As a tax-exempt, non-profit [501(c)(3)], volunteer-run organization, every bit of support helps. CRAF is submitting a completed report for one project on a world class rock art complex in the Mojave Desert contracted by a governmental agency and we have two more remarkable rock art districts that will be part of CRAF’s multi-year conservation and protection efforts. CRAF is also continuing our rock art stewardship program under another agreement performing a condition assessment for a major rock art concentration in the eastern Sierra. Your participation, membership fees, and donations sustain projects such as these that protect, conserve, and honor our rock art treasures throughout the Californias.
As stated above, we plan to reschedule cancelled events in the fall. If you are already registered or are on a waiting list for a CRAF event, your place is reserved. If instead you wish to cancel your registration and be reimbursed or want to donate your registration fees to CRAF, just send a short email or text letting us know. (We have already reimbursed ALL those who had made such requests prior to this notice today. Please allow us a few days for the credit to show on your statement. If you were expecting a reimbursement and do not receive one, please let us know.)
We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented and challenging time. We hope you all had a Happy Easter holiday whatever your religious affiliation.
Best and regards,
The Board of Directors
California Rock Art Foundation, Inc.
a 501c(3) educational and scientific not-for-profit organization
Please send all inquiries to: Christine Grimaldi Clarkson, firstname.lastname@example.org (email), (209) 201-8051 (text)
P.S. CRAF is developing an on-line educational enrichment program through the Archaeology Podcast Network as live webinars and we will be providing updates on these programs through various channels. Let us know if you have a special topic you’d like us to present and we will do our best to cover that subject matter.
Also, many of our Board Members are available via zoom. Have bored kids at home? School assignments to complete? Want to chat with an archaeologist and/or rock art expert, ask questions, pick our brains? Now is your chance. Just send Christine an email with a request and we'll arrange a time.