Friday, March 7, 2014

RAVEN's Return

No, we aren't talking about big black birds filling the sky. We're talking about the return of Mount Rainier National Park's Roadside Assistance Volunteers (RAVEN for short) after the program's absence in 2013 due to lack of funding. A $10,000 grant from Washington's National Park Fund will permit us to hire two volunteers and obtain supplies, training, and vehicles.

The RAVEN program operates from June through August, assisting visitors who have locked themselves out of their vehicles or who are having car trouble. RAVEN volunteers also provide traffic control during emergency operations and during times of heavy traffic congestion. Typically, RAVEN volunteers work 6-7 days per week, primarily at Longmire, Paradise and Cougar Rock Campground. We hope to hire our RAVEN volunteers this coming week!

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