Saturday, July 5, 2014

MRNPA - "Deveg" Work Party

The next Mount Rainier National Park Associates volunteer work party will be Saturday, July 12th. This will be the annual Mount Rainier National Park Associates Exotic Plant Removal work party. If  you plan to attend this work party and have not yet contacted John Titland, please reply to volunteer(at) indicating that you are coming with the number of volunteers you expect to accompany you. The NPS Volunteer Coordinator needs to have an estimate of the number of volunteers who will attend.

The work party will be at the site of the new Carbon River Ranger Station, which is located a few miles west of the Carbon River Entrance of the park on the Carbon River Road. The ranger station occupies the building formerly known as the Carbon River Ranch.

To participate in the Exotic Plant Removal work party, there is no need to know all about native plants. NPS crew members will teach you which plants to remove, and they can help you identify the native plants of the area.

No heavy tools (like shovels and pulaskis) will be used, but you should bring work gloves, a small digging tool like a hand trowel (or your favorite weed-removal tool), your lunch, plenty of fluids to drink and a full set of rain gear.  A warm jacket would be good to include. You may bring a reflective safety vest if you have one. 

Meet at 8:30 AM in front of the ranger station.  Be ready to go to work by about 9:00 AM and expect to finish about 3:00 PM.

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