Volunteers Needed - Become a Mountain Steward!

Release Date: Jun 2, 2018  

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Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
2930 Wetmore Ave. Ste. 3A
Everett, WA  98201
425-783-6000

Fax: 425-783-0212
www.fs.usda.gov/mbs

 

Volunteers Needed - Become a Mountain Steward!

 

Everett, Wash. May. 30, 2018 — The Mountain Stewards program is celebrating over 16 years of public service! Come join us for another fun, rewarding season out on the trails in the beautiful Mt. Baker area. Mountain Stewards are volunteers 18 years and older who help teach backcountry travelers about Leave No Trace and wilderness ethics, natural history and safety on the Mt. Baker Ranger District's trail systems.

 

Volunteers will serve on four of the busiest Mt. Baker area trail systems; Heliotrope Ridge, Skyline Divide, Park Butte/Railroad Grade, and Heather Meadows/Artist Point. As a Mountain Steward volunteer you will receive training in low-impact recreational skills, natural history, and back country management issues.  You will then volunteer for three daytime shifts interacting with the public on trails with fellow Mountain Stewards.

 

Volunteers are expected to attend trainings on Saturdays July 14th & 21st and commit to a total of three weekend days from July 14th  – September 9th , 2018.  A third optional training will be held on August 4th for those wishing to volunteer at Heather Meadows.  Applications are available at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/mbs/volunteering. Please submit the Mountain Steward volunteer application by June 30th. 

 

Call the Mt. Baker Ranger District for more information at 360-854-2615.