Sunday, August 17, 2014

Pick It Up On September 6!

It's time for another Adopt-a-Highway litter patrol, and Crow is looking for ten people who are willing to commit approximately two hours to this community service project. Duration of the event depends on the number of people who sign up...the more, the merrier (to a maximum of 12).

In 2012, Mount Rainier's Volunteer Program partnered with the Washington Dept. of Transportation by contracting to keep the two-mile section of SR 706 including the Park's Tahoma Woods frontage free of litter. In exchange for our services, Park volunteers are acknowledged by two big blue signs placed at either end of the patrol area. These signs benefit us by bringing our volunteers and volunteer program into the public eye, encouraging even more people to volunteer in the Park.

We will be gathering at Park Headquarters at Tahoma Woods, three miles east of Elbe on SR 706 on Saturday, September 6 at 10 AM, and work will go forward rain or shine. "Long-armed grabbers," litter bags, gloves and safety vests will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own gloves if you prefer.

In order to participate in the upcoming patrol, volunteers who have not already done so are required 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 me (Crow) at no later than September 1 to confirm that you've watched the video.

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