Mount Rainier National Park Associates
Help protect the beautiful Ashford Nisqually Watershed from the invasive Knotweed!
July 28, 2012, 10- 2 pm
Learn how to identify and remove these tenacious weeds with the Pierce Country Knotweed Control coordinators. Your help is wanted to stop the invasive plant by bending it in preparation for upcoming treatment.
Want to help?
RSVP to Melissa Buckingham and Renee Mitchell at 253-845-9770, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The meeting place for this event is TBD!
Jean Millan and I had the privilege of working alongside a dedicated group of young people today: Scout Troop 228 from the Tri-Cities area. Ranging in age from eleven to seventeen, these hard-working boys erected two new platform tents in the Volunteer campground and after a short break, devoted themselves to removing debris accumulated in past cleanups. Speaking from a personal viewpoint, I was amazed at what they accomplished in a short period of time, and every one of them voiced a desire to return next year. My hat's off to you, Scouts! You did a phenomenal job!
The Washington Trails Association has been hard at work this season working on trails throughout the park -- but with a special emphasis, for now, on the Comet Falls Trail, where a large section of trail fell away this spring. Volunteer crews have been building a new stretch of trail around the washout, located about a mile up from the trailhead and a quarter mile below the snowline. I went out and visited the groups working in the field recently, and took some pictures of their progress:
WTA published a report of the work on their own blog as well, which you can read here.
There's more work to be done! WTA will be on the job for at least another week before completing the project, at which which time they'll move on to other necessary work at another gorgeous location elsewhere in the park. Check out their full schedule of volunteer projects on their website!