We are very pleased to be able to offer cross-cut saw training this year! Thanks to our training grant from Boeing and a developing partnership with the Carhartt Center, we will be hosting seasoned instructors from the USFS here in Longmire at the Community Building. The first day, Tuesday, September 16, is classroom-based and open to all who would like to attend. Topics will include everything you ever wanted to know about cross-cut saws, saw-related tools, identifying binds and bucking techniques. Participants are expected to include Forest and Park Service personnel as well as volunteers and SCA members.
Day two, Wednesday, September 17, is limited to 14 participants and will be entirely field-based. Successfully completing both days, including evaluations, will earn you a certification card. Previous cross-cut or chainsaw experience is desirable. Please register online for the classroom training day, and contact Jill Baum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-569-2211 ext. 3414 if you're also interested in attending the second day. Spaces are limited for the field portion of this workshop, but several have been reserved for volunteers.
**Please note that Rainier volunteers receive free entrance to the park (tell the folks at the entrance that you're volunteering) and are welcome to camp overnight at our reserved group Ranger Site in the Cougar Rock Campground or another campground in the park. Anyone under the age of eighteen requires parental permission before they're able to volunteer -- please contact us if your parent or guardian will not be with you the day of the project so that we can send you paperwork ahead of time.**
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Mount Rainier National Park
Every year, hundreds of individuals contribute their enthusiasm and skills to help the National Park Service preserve and protect its natural and cultural resources, and to serve and educate its visitors. Volunteers help in almost every area of the park, from maintaining trails to leading guided hikes. The time commitment for volunteer work varies from one-day projects to full-time work extending over months or years. Both individuals and organized groups are welcome to volunteer, and opportunities are available both for highly skilled professionals and for families with little or no experience in land management. Consider joining our team! Your contribution of time and energy will help us to protect the magnificent natural and cultural areas entrusted to us, and you’ll go home with a sense of pride at having participated in something worthwhile. Mount Rainier is your national park!