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    North Cascades

    National Park Washington

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The North Cascades are Calling: Celebrate National Park Week April 19-27, 2008

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News Release Date: April 9, 2008
Contact: Charles Beall, 360-854-7302

North Cascades National Park Service Complex celebrates National Park Week with an invitation to explore, learn, and care for your national park through special programs as we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the park’s establishment. Experience the natural splendor of the North Cascades, meet interesting people, and contribute to the well-being of the park through these opportunities that blend recreation, education, and restoration.

“Volunteering in your park is a great way to celebrate the week,” said Chip Jenkins, Superintendent North Cascades National Park Service Complex. “And, we also have many other volunteer opportunities throughout the summer.”

Tuesday, April 22: Celebrate Earth Day with a Trail Work Day. Help get trails around Newhalem Creek Campground ready to go for the season. Meet at the entrance to Newhalem Creek Campground at 9:00 a.m. Please bring water, lunch, and a pair of work gloves. Carpool available from Sedro-Woolley by calling Joyce Brown at 360-854-7301.

Thursday, April 24: Spruce up the highway through the park on State Route 20 Litter Pickup Day. Meet at the National Park Service compound on Ranger Station Road in Marblemount at 8:30 a.m. Please bring water, lunch, and a pair of work gloves. Carpool available from Sedro-Woolley by calling Joyce Brown at 360-854-7301.

Saturday, April 26: Assist with park restoration projects on Native Plant Nursery Day. Help park greenhouse staff with native trees, shrubs, and grasses grown for revegetation and restoration projects. Meet at the Native Plant Nursery on Ranger Station Road in Marblemount at 9:00 a.m. Bring lunch or a potluck offering, sturdy shoes, and gloves.

For more details on these and other volunteer opportunities in the park, click here.

Did You Know?

lupine is a common flower in dry sunny areas

In addition to Wilderness, Recreation Areas and National Park designations there are also five Research Natural Areas in the complex: Silver Lake, Pyramid Lake, Boston Glacier, Stetattle Creek and Big Beaver Valley.