• Mount Rainier peeks through clouds, viewed across subalpine wildflowers and glacial moraine.

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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  • Nisqually to Paradise delays and Kautz Creek area closure.

    Road construction from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. Expect a 30-minute delay, Monday through Friday. Beginning May 29 to mid-July, all services at the Kautz Creek parking and picnic area are closed through the week. Limited parking on Sat & Sun. More »

  • Melting snow bridges and high streamflows create hazards for hikers, skiers, and snowshoers

    Be aware of hidden- and potentially fatal- hazards created by snow bridges and high streamflows on Mount Rainier. More »

Improve Your Place

A group of volunteers using rope and a crowbar to move a large boulder from a trail at Mount Rainier National Park.
A group of volunteers work together to clear a trail at Mount Rainier.
NPS Photo
 
Overview: Each living thing has a habitat- a place to live that suits its needs. For human beings, the community they live in is their habitat. In this activity students are encouraged to plan and carry out a service learning project that focuses on making positive environmental changes in their school and community.
Grade Level:
5 - 12
Objectives: Students will:
  • Identify ways they can improve their local area.
  • Create and carry out a plan to improve the area.
Lesson Plan:
Improve Your Place - word, 45KB
Improve Your Place - pdf, 180KB

Did You Know?

Mount Rainier summit with Mount Adams in the distance.

At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the highest peak in the Cascade Range. From various locations around the park you can see four other Cascade volcanoes: Mount Saint Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Baker, and Glacier Peak. On a clear day, you can see the tip of Mount Hood, in northern Oregon, from Paradise Meadows.