Friday, August 21, 2015

MRNPA Revegetation Project September 12

The annual Mount Rainier National Park Associates meadow revegetation work party will be Saturday, September 12th.  MRNPA volunteers will again be assisting the Mount Rainier ecological restoration crew in planting wildflower seedlings, working to convert a historic campground area near Sunrise back into alpine meadows.

Be prepared for almost any fall weather.  In the past we have experienced everything from warm and sunny days to a driving blizzard.  In addition to your sun hat, sunscreen, and your rain gear, bring a lunch, plenty of fluids to drink, gardening gloves, and a hand digging tool you like to use.  If you have no gardening tools, the NPS will provide small hand tools.  Most of the day you will be working on your hands and knees to do the planting, so you should bring some kind of protection for your knees. The pads available at your local gardening retailer work for most people.  The work site is about a mile hike from the Sunrise parking lot, so plan on carrying everything you need to and from the work site.

If you plan to join the MRNPA volunteers on Saturday, September 12th, for this meadow revegetation work party, please reply to volunteer(at) confirming that you are coming and indicating the number of volunteers that you will bringing with you.

Free camping for volunteers is available in the White River Campground on the evenings of Friday, September 11th, and/or Saturday, September 12th. To reserve a site, contact ian_harvey(at)  NO LATER THAN September 5th, and indicate that you will be participating in the MRNPA Reveg work party, which nights you want to camp, and how many tents sites you will need.

(Condensed from an email from John Titland)

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