Monday, July 25, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
We have a couple of Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) crews in the park this summer. They are doing amazing work with our trails crew, working on re-grading the tread, brushing, drainage improvements, and defining routes as the snow melts. You may run into some of these lively folks when hiking on the east side of the park near Sunrise or White River. Please thank them for their service and the incredible work they are doing. The NYC crew, here for three months, out of White River is funded in part by the Raney/REI donation. Our Sunrise NYC crew, here for one month, is funded by an Earth Day donation from Toray Composites, Inc. of Fredrickson, WA. Thank you to the donors and the crews for helping keep the park open and accessible to the public!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The SCA has three youth community crews that will be at Mount Rainier National Park this summer. The first crew from the Pacific Northwest region just finished their two week stint at the park. They stayed in the Longmire Stewardship Campground and worked on tread issues and brushing on trails on the west side of the park. If you find yourself on the trail to Snow Lake or around Kautz Creek, know that this youth crew helped shape these trails for your enjoyment (and to protect the wildlife that lives shortly off trail). This crew was funded in part by a grant from the National Park Service's Youth Partnerships Program. Let’s send a big THANK YOU to this SCA Community Crew!
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
|Story-worthy photo by Ed Hunds|
As the storytellers say, "may you have a story-worthy summer!"
Friday, July 8, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Calling all volunteers! We were handed the annual surveys today to hand out on the following schedule. We desperately need helpers especially this Sunday, July 10th!
A reminder from John Titland:
The next Mount Rainier National Park Associates volunteer work party will be Saturday, July 16th. This will be the annual Mount Rainier National Park Associates Exotic Plant Removal work party, which we refer to as the "deveg". We will be working at the site of the new Carbon River Ranger Station, and the Marsh Property, both located a few miles west of the Carbon River Entrance of the park on the Carbon River Road. The ranger station occupies a building that was formerly identified as the Carbon River Ranch. The area is still referred to as the Thompson property. The property extends all the way from the road down to the Carbon River.
Things you should bring are work gloves, a small digging tool like a hand trowel, or your favorite weed removing tool, your lunch, plenty of fluids to drink, and a full set of rain gear. A warm jacket would be good to include.
We will meet between 8:30 and 9:00 AM in front of the ranger station. Be ready to go to work by about 9:00 AM and expect to finish about 3:00 PM.
If you plan to attend this work party and have not already contacted John, please reply to volunteer(at)mrnpa.org and provide him with the number of volunteers you expect to accompany you.