Calendar of Centennial Events
2, 1999 marked
the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of Mount Rainier as the nation's
fifth national park. To commemorate the role Mount Rainier has played in
our lives, the park and its external partners have planned a one year celebration
centered on the theme: A Century of Resource Stewardship.
Resource Stewardship is the hallmark of National Park management. Every
employee of Mount Rainier National Park holds the responsibility of protecting
and preserving its natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the
enjoyment and enrichment of current and future visitors. Through the Centennial
celebration and its related interpretive programs, the park hopes to extend
an understanding of that responsibility to the millions of people who
visit and enjoy the park's resources each year.
In addition to the activities below, the park is undertaking several
signature projects to highlight resource stewardship. Those projects include:
For more information
on these projects, contact (360) 569-2211 ext. 2302.
- Sunrise Ecological Restoration [formerly the Sunrise Campground]
- Rehabilitation of the White River Patrol Cabin
- Completion of the final mile of the Wonderland Trail.
||Trinity Camp will take
100 at-risk children from local school districts to Mount Rainier
National Park for a series of wilderness experiences and computer
technology training. The students will produce a CD ROM on the 100
year history of the park. For more information contact: 425/250-1250.
|| The Tacoma Pierce County Visitor and Convention Bureau
and gateway communities around the park will be hosting several special
weekend festivals and activities in honor of the Centennial. For more
information contact: 360/569-2211 ext. 2302.
Famed mountaineer, Lou Whittaker, will lead a special Centennial Climb
to the summit of Mount Rainier. The climbing group will include international
mountain climbers as well as celebrities that have climbed with Lou
in the past.
August 12, 1999
|| Centennial Celebration. Mount Rainier National Park
will host of day of celebration in honor of its Centennial. Activities
in the Paradise area include recognition of the five organizations
that pushed for the establishment of the park, representatives of
the Washington State delegation, and of key groups who have made important
contributions to the park throughout its history. A special Centennial
Dinner will cap off the day's festivities. For more information contact
360/569-2211 ext. 2302.
||White River Patrol Cabin Dedication. This historic back
country cabin is being restored to its original condition and then
will serve as a mini-museum about the park's extensive trail system,
including the Wonderland Trail. For more information contact. 360/569-221,