National Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 27, 2008 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
Join us at Mount Rainier National Park for our annual celebration of National Public Lands Day! Like last year, we will have a wide variety of projects to choose from, ranging from trail construction and repair to campground cleanup and seed collection. Projects will be available for all ages and physical abilities. A tentative list of projects may be found on our website at http://rainiervolunteers.blogspot.com/2008/09/national-public-lands-day-preview-of.html.
**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. 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.**
When & Where
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!