Glacier National Park Associates announce Volunteer Day
Contact: Ellen Blickhan, (406) 888-5838
Contact: Brooke Linford, (406) 888-7851
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – On Saturday, May 7 the public is invited to attend the Glacier National Park Associates (GNPA) annual "Volunteer Day" at the West Glacier Community Building in Glacier National Park. Projects for the day will include trail work, helping at the Native Plant Nursery, constructing an information kiosk, and refurbishing an historic cabin. Participants should dress appropriately for work projects and bring gloves, lunch and drinking water.
Following a complimentary breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and a short GNPA business meeting, President Jim Swab will review other park projects including facility maintenance of historic structures, trail work, possible dates for these projects and the number of volunteers needed to complete each project.
This year the GNPA has also initiated a new volunteer program at the Discovery Cabin in Apgar Village. From mid-June through late-August volunteers have committed to fully staffing this family-friendly cabin. The cabin contains a variety of hands-on items such as animal pelts, antlers, puppets, as well as games and activities to help children and families discover the wonders of Glacier National Park.
Did You Know?
Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park with a length of 10 miles and a depth of 472 feet. The glacier that carved the Lake McDonald valley is estimated to have been around 2,200 feet thick.