Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mount Rainier volunteer wins National Public Lands Day photo contest!

Two photo awards for Mount Rainier volunteers in one week--is this the beginning of a trend?

The winners of the National Public Lands Day photo contest have just been announced, and for the second year in a row, one of the winners is a photo taken at Mount Rainier. This year's winning photo was captured by Bob Davies, advisor for the Boy Scouts' Order of the Arrow and local T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge 502. His Scouts helped build a new section of the Glacier Basin Trail, in partnership with the park's trail crew and a team from the Washington Trails Association. The local "Arrow Corps 502" plans to return next year with an even larger group to help with projects all over the park, and is planning for a major volunteer effort at the park in 2011.

Good work, Arrow Corps Scouts, and congratulations, Bob Davies!

To see Bob's winning photo and the other six winners of this nationwide contest, go to the website of This summer, 223 volunteers participated in projects all over Mount Rainier National Park. Next year's National Public Lands Day will be September 25, 2010.

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