• Devils Postpile Formation

    Devils Postpile

    National Monument California

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Volunteers and Dogs Recruited for Paw Patrol Program

Volunteer Laura patrols the John Muir Trail with her dog Frasier
Volunteer Laura patrols the John Muir Trail with her dog Frasier.
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News Release Date: April 17, 2013
Contact: Maureen Finnerty, 760-709-0427

Devils Postpile National Monument is recruiting volunteers and their dogs to serve in a new position called "Paw Patrol." Volunteers will patrol with their canine companions to help keep visitors educated on the rules associated with dogs in the monument and will serve as ambassadors on the trails, sharing information with visitors and answering questions. Devils Postpile National Monument is one of the few national park units that allow dogs and these volunteers play an integral role in visitor education and awareness pertaining to dogs as well as the protection of monument resources. Interested individuals (no dogs, please) should attend an information session on Tuesday, April 23 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Mammoth Lakes Library Ellie Randol Reading Room (400 Sierra Park Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA) The meeting will cover next steps to joining Paw Patrol and provide an opportunity for questions.

For more information about the program or other volunteer opportunities at Devils Postpile National Monument, please contact Maureen Finnerty at 760-709-0427 or via email at Maureen_finnerty@nps.gov.


Did You Know?

The top of Devils Postpile's new meteorological station.

In the fall of 2005, a new meteorological (met) station was installed in Soda Springs Meadow at Devils Postpile. It joins a network of other weather stations throughout the Sierra Nevada that provide important data to climate research and the management of California's hyrdologic resources. More...