Monday, April 19, 2010

First National Park Associates work day coming up

One of our most dedicated partners, the Mount Rainier National Park Associates, will be leading their first volunteer project in the park this weekend, on Saturday April 24. John Titland, volunteer coordinator for the group, writes that they will be working on the Boundary Trail, which begins at the Carbon River entrance, meeting at 8:30 a.m. "Be prepared for an uphill hike to the work site," he says, and "as always, bring your lunch and plenty of fluids to drink, work gloves, and a full set of rain gear."

If you plan to attend the April 24th trails work party and have not yet contacted John, please do so right away at indicating that you are coming and letting him know the number of volunteers you expect to accompany you. He needs an estimate of the number of volunteers so that Park staff can be sure to have enough tools for everyone.
The Mount Rainier National Park Associates leads projects monthly throughout the summer, so if this project doesn't work out, mark your calendars for the others. Upcoming projects include May 22 (trails); June 12 (trails); July 10 (exotics removal or alpine gardening); August 7 (trails, with a campout); September 11 (revegetation); and October 2 (trails).
Find out more about MRNPA, check out photos and stories from past projects, and contact the group to sign up for any project through their website at You can also search our blog for past stories and photos about their work. The Associates are a great group to be a part of, and dedicated partners to Mount Rainier, and we're grateful for their support!

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