Monday, September 28, 2015

A HUGE Thank you from Sunrise!

Hi Awesome Sunrise Volunteers--
Thank You:  Today is closing day at Sunrise, so I wanted to say one more time-- THANK YOU-- for your time, effort, commitment, positive attitudes, smiles and the thousands of wonderful visitor contacts this summer.  I have heard such positive comments about our awesome volunteers-- YOU!  Besides that big mountain out there, you are  what makes Sunrise the wonderful place it is!  You are why I love this volunteer coordinator job!

Fall Volunteering: It is still possible to volunteer at Sunrise for a few more weeks.  After today, the radios will move down to the White River WIC (right behind the entrance fee station at the beginning of the road to Sunrise).  The clipboard and binder will be there too.  You simply sign out and pick up a radio from there-- and return it there when you are done roving.  Don't forget to record your hours and contacts in the binder!  They are open 7:30- 5pm until October 11.  This e-mail address shuts down with the Visitor Center-- so if you have questions, direct them to Maureen McLean: NPS MORA Meadow Rovers <>

Looking Forward to Next Year:  I am starting now to advocate for a separate Sunrise-specific Meadow Rover Training for returning Sunrise Volunteers at the beginning of the 2016 season.  Watch the Volunteer newsletter and the Volunteer Blog for info.  If we can pull it together, this would be a separate orientation, apart from the Paradise orientations, that would take place (hopefully) somewhere on the Sunrise side of the mountain.  Geoff Walker and the backcountry rangers are on-board-- it will be a chance for all of us to get some good training on issues important to Roving on this side of the mountain.  I have included my own e-mail in this message--  If I can, I will contact you directly from that address with additional information as it becomes available.

Again-- thanks for a wonderful summer at Sunrise!  Sunrise Volunteers ROCK!  Have a terrific winter and see you in 2016!

Lynn Kittridge
Coordinator Sunrise Meadow Rovers

I would like to add a BIG thank you to Lynn for all her hard work and organization at Sunrise.  Mt. Rainier National Park is lucky to have this volunteer.  She has done a terrific job these past two summers.


The last day for Meadow Roving at Sunrise will be October 11th...unless a snow storm closes the road before then!  At Paradise, the last day will be the 12th of October.  It is important to note that the JVC is closing at 5 p.m. now so plan to be back in the office before then.  Leaving radios at Paradise Inn will not be possible after Oct. 1. 
If you have any volunteer shirts you are no longer using, would you please return them.  Also, we are missing most of the Volunteer Patches with arm-bands...if you have one stashed away would you send it back also.  Address:  Kevin Bacher, Mt. Rainier National Park, 55210 238th Ave E, Ashford, WA 98304

Thanks again to Lynn Kittridge and all the Meadow Rovers both at Sunrise and Paradise.  Your contacts have sung your praises to me, and your efforts have recruited many new rovers.
Maureen McLean
Coordinator MORA Meadow Rovers

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