Monday, October 5, 2009

Volunteers urgently needed to help move Olympic NP Greenhouse

As we move into our fall season, volunteer opportunities at Mount Rainier are rapidly dwindling. Not so for some of our lower-elevation neighbors, however! I got a call from Maggie Tyler this morning, my volunteer coordinator counterpart at Olympic National Park, which, as you know is almost as extraordinary a park as Mount Rainier!

All kidding aside, Olympic (and Klondike Goldrush National Historical Park as well as the non-NPS sites in the Puget Sound region) are great places to contribute when our own trails are covered by snow. And the need for volunteers at these sites can be just as great as our own.

Here, then, is a great introductory volunteer opportunity at Olympic that meets a need as urgent as our own planting program at Paradise has been these last few weeks:

Olympic National Park will be hosting an open house on October 22 at our new facility at Robin Hill Park, located in Sequim, Washington. To get ready for this long awaited event we will be preparing our plants and supplies for the move over the next few weeks. We are looking for interested volunteers to move our greenhouse operation from our old location in Port Angeles to our new location in Robin Hill Park. We will be holding an orientation for all interested on October 7th at 10:00 A.M. at our current greenhouse in Port Angeles. Anyone interested in attending can contact me for directions either at the phone number below or at my email address, Volunteers should dress for any weather since they may be working out doors.

I know the 7th is short turn around time, but we will be very busy over the next few weeks. If folks can't join us on the 7th, they can still call me for additional times and dates they are available. If we have someone working in the greenhouse, they are welcome to join us.

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