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Backcountry! Dick Creek exotic plant control
Wed, Aug 13, 2008, 10:00 AM – Sun, Aug 17, 2008, 4:00 PM PDT
Come spend a few days in the backcounty helping to preserve native habitat. This 5-day project will be based at the Dick Creek backcountry campsite, approximately 4 miles past Ipsut Creek Campground in the Carbon River area. Our work will consist of removing exotic plant species that threaten the native ground cover. Due to limited camping space, this project can register a maximum of 3 volunteers in addition to our 2 SCA leaders.
We will provide all tools and group cooking gear, plus food for all meals in the backcountry for the modest fee of $25 (payable by check to SCA at the start of the project). You will be responsible for personal equipment -- pack, sleeping bag, tent, water bottles, dish and utensils -- and for carrying a share of the group gear, including tools. The total hike in is approximately 9 miles.
We will meet at the Carbon River Ranger Station at 10:00 on Wednesday, August 13. This project will wrap up on Sunday, August 17. More detailed information will follow for those who register (registration closes a week in advance). Happy trails!
**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.**
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Carbon River Ranger Station
Mount Rainier National Park