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Road construction is underway from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. The road has very rough areas. All vehicles should proceed with caution. Mon to Fri expect up to 30 minute delays and slow travel for 7 miles. More »
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Keep Wildlife Wild Event 9 AM - 2 PM on Saturday, August 6, 2011.
Contact: Sarah Yates, Wildlife Department, 360-569-6774
Mount Rainier National Park will host its third annual Keep Wildlife Day on August 6th, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in an effort to educate visitors on wildlife and the impacts we have on them. The day will focus on wildlife protection and education to keep Mount Rainier's wildlife wild.
The day will be celebrated with a number of short educational programs in the Paradise area. Interpretive rangers and biologists will present talks on native wildlife throughout the day. Activities will be provided for children to explore the interesting world of wildlife through artistic expression.
Schedule of Events
The Cascade Red Fox: Washington's Unique and Little-known Carnivore - 9:00 a.m. - Paradise Inn lobby
The Karelian Bear Dog Program - Hourly - Outside Jackson Visitor Center
The Birds of Paradise - 9:30-11:30 a.m. & 12:00-2:00 p.m - Outside Jackson Visitor Center
Wild Lives: Tales of the Wildlife at Mount Rainier - 1:00 p.m. - Paradise Inn lobby
At the Paradise Inn
Mount Rainier's wildlife biologist Ellen Myers will be presenting an instructional exhibit showcasing wildlife-proof food storage methods.
Craft activities with a wildlife theme will be hosted by the Mount Rainier National Park Education Department in a children's corner.
More information about Mount Rainier's Keep Wildlife Wild program is available on the website. For general park information call 360-569-2211.
Did You Know?
The Paradise meadows were once home to a golf course, rope tows for skiers, an auto campground, and rows of tent cabins. All of these activities damaged the meadows, as does walking off-trail. Management practices have changed over the years, and we now protect and restore our precious subalpine meadows.