Expect Isolated Thunderstorm Activity Through Thursday. A Greater Chance on the Weekend
Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »
Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies
One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7779. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »
Grand Canyon National Park is served by hundreds of volunteers each year.
In order to find out about current volunteer opportunities in Grand Canyon National Park, log on to www.volunteer.gov/gov.
If you are interested in finding out about volunteer opportunities in other National Parks and/or other government agencies, visit www.volunteer.gov/gov.
For additional information about volunteer opportunities in Grand Canyon National Park, please email our Volunteer Office.
Thank you for your interest in Grand Canyon National Park!
Why Are You Wearing a Green Shirt ?
By former Volunteer in Park, Sara Officer
Should you hear the call of the canyon and are interested in volunteer opportunities here or at other national park sites visit http://www.volunteer.gov/gov/
The National Park Service would like to thank Sara Officer, the author of this article, and all the volunteers who have contributed their time and talents to this and other NPS areas.
Canyon Sketches Vol 02 - April 2008
Volunteers Help Control Invasive Plants
Invasive plants such as Sahara mustard pose a serious ecological threat to Grand Canyon. Volunteers have made important contributions towards controlling this aggressive invader over the last few years. Volunteer trips with Science and Resource Management’s vegetation program are fun and educational and give people who love Grand Canyon the opportunity to help preserve park resources.
Did You Know?
Within the Grand Canyon, the type and abundance of organisms is directly related to the presence or absence of water. The Colorado River and its tributaries, as well as springs, seeps, stock tanks and ephemeral pools provide oases to flora and fauna in this semi-arid southwest desert area.