Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Picker-uppers Wanted!

Yep, it's time for the next Adopt-a-Highway litter patrol, and Crow is looking for twelve good men/women who are willing to commit approximately three hours to this community service.

As many of you know, Mount Rainier's Volunteer Program has partnered with the Washington Dept. of Transportation in a commitment to keep the two-mile section of SR 706 clean of litter. This area includes the Park's Tahoma Woods (headquarters) property. In exchange for our services, Park volunteers are acknowledged by two signs placed at either end of the "beat." These signs bring our volunteers and volunteer program into the public eye, encouraging even more people to volunteer in the Park. It's the classic win-win situation!

We will be gathering at Park Headquarters at Tahoma Woods, three miles east of Elbe on SR 706 on Saturday, September 21, 9 AM, and work will go forward rain or shine. "Long-armed grabbers," litter bags, and safety vests will be provided. We will have a limited number of gloves available, so if you have your own, please bring them.

In order to participate in the upcoming patrol, volunteers who have not already done so will need to watch a short training video which features a very young and goofy Bill Nye ("the Science Guy"). The video can be found on the DoT's website at

To sign up for this Adopt-a-Highway event, contact Crow at by September 17 to confirm that you've watched the video.

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