Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Aquatics Volunteer Needed!

We are currently in need of a volunteer who will assist in a Lake Riparian Disturbance Monitoring project at Mt. Rainier National Park. Volunteers will be responsible for documenting human disturbance around mountain lakes in the park. Individuals will be responsible for logging social trails, campsites, and other forms of human caused disturbance within 50m of monitored lake shores.

Volunteer must be available for up to 4 days a week starting 8/13/12 and ending on or before 9/7/12.

The preferred abilities of the applicant include :

- Must be able to lift and carry 50+ lbs. backpacks over uneven terrain and in inclement weather.
-Must be able to camp & work in inclement weather for up to 4 days in a row.
-Must have backpacking experience or skills
-Must be able to hike on and off-trail in steep and uneven terrain
-Must be familiar with using a GPS
-Must have some experience using a map and compass.
-Ability to swim preferred
-Must have first aid training experience
-Must be comfortable wading in lakes (using waders) and floating around mountain lakes in a rubber raft.
-Biology knowledge or experience preferred
The volunteer will receive free camping at our volunteer campground in Longmire and free admission to the park. If 250 hours of service are completed, the volunteer will receive a free pass to all national parks and monuments!

If you have questions or interested in this volunteer opportunity, please contact Carrie Anders by email at or by phone at 360-569-6588. We look forward to hearing from you!

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