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Acadia HawkWatch Volunteer Needed!

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Date: July 11, 2008
Contact: Lora Haller, 207-288-8810

(Bar Harbor, Maine) – Acadia National Park is seeking one or more volunteers for the HawkWatch program, which runs from August 21 through mid-October. Volunteers are integral members of the HawkWatch team, assisting in spotting, identifying, and counting migrating raptors while also inspiring new and experienced birders to participate in the program. The volunteer(s) will help in engaging visitors at the site; interpreting natural history and conservation measures regarding raptors; and counting and collecting resource data. On inclement weather days other duties will be given.

The HawkWatch site is located about 200 yards down the North Ridge Trail of Cadillac Mountain, which is uneven and rocky terrain. Volunteer should be willing to be outside in variable weather conditions (warm, cold, windy, etc.) for 5 hours per day. Volunteers interested in receiving an RV pad with hook-ups will need to work 32 hours per week. A uniform is required. Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in public speaking and knowledge of raptors.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references (postmarked by July 22) to Acadia National Park, c/o Lora Haller, P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 or send them via e-mail. For more information, contact Lora Haller at 207-288-8810.

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A man boards the Island Explorer bus.

Since 1999, propane-powered Island Explorer buses have carried more than two million passengers in Acadia National Park, eliminating more than 685,000 automobile trips and preventing 6,444 tons of greenhouse gases. The fare-free buses are supported by your entrance fees. More...