Volunteer July 11 at Mt. Rainier

The next Mount Rainier National Park Associates volunteer work party will be Saturday, July 11th. This will be the annual Mount Rainier National Park Associates Exotic Plant Removal work party, which we refer to as the “deveg”. We will be working at the site of the new Carbon River Ranger Station, which is located a few miles west of the Carbon River Entrance of the park on the Carbon River Road. The ranger station occupies a building that was formerly identified as the Carbon River Ranch. The area is still referred to as the Thompson property. The property extends all the way from the road down to the Carbon River. There will be an abundance of invasive, exotic plants to remove.

To participate in the Exotic Plant Removal work party there is no need to know about native plants. The NPS crew members we will work with will teach you which plants to remove, and they will be able to identify for you all the native plants in the area. There will be no heavy tools (like shovels and pulaskis) to carry and use. Safety helmets are not required.

Things you should bring are work gloves, a small digging tool like a hand trowel, or your favorite weed removing tool, your lunch, plenty of fluids to drink, and a full set of rain gear. A warm jacket would be good to include.

We will meet between 8:30 and 9:00 AM in front of the ranger station. Be ready to go to work by about 9:00 AM and expect to finish about 3:00 PM.

If you plan to attend this work party, please email to [email protected] indicating that you are coming and give me the number of volunteers you expect to accompany you. I need an estimate of the number of volunteers who will attend.

John Titland
Volunteer Coordinator
Mount Rainier National Park Associates