Thursday, July 26, 2007

Storm Repairs, Commendations and August Events

As the summer moves along, Washington state storm recovery efforts are heating up. SCA and WTA programs are making great strides repairing damaged trails, bridges and campgrounds. Perhaps more importantly, this volunteer outreach is creating a feeling of ownership for the park's future among park volunteers.

Meanwhile, Senator Maria Cantwell has recommended a commendation for Park staff at Olympic, Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks and their heroic efforts to repair and reopen Washington's national parks after the fall storms. The NW storm recovery coalition echos Senator Cantwell's recommendation.

Finally, August recovery events are up online. Check them out and get involved.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Mount Rainier Storm Recovery Newsletter Online

The Next edition of the Mount Rainier National Park's volunteer newsletter is now online! The issue features eleven stories by a cross-section of Mount Rainier's volunteers. You'll meet people from all four corners of the park; short-term volunteers and those that have been here for decades.


Friday, July 13, 2007

Agnes Creek Temporary Bridge In Place!

Readers of this blog will remember back in April that the Agnes Creek bridge on the Pacific Crest Trail in the North Cascades was wiped out by a tree that most likely fell during last fall's floods and wind storms. The NW Storm Recovery Coalition is happy to report the National Park Service announced today that a temporary suspension bridge has been built.
The coalition extends a big thank you to all who took part in this repair!

Monday, July 2, 2007

A Month of Volunteer Opportunities!

The coalition volunteer calendar is updated. July is shaping up to be a month filled with opportunities for concerned citizens to get involved in the Mount Rainier recovery.