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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Fire Restrictions

    Effective June 18, 2014, the parks are in Stage 1 fire restrictions, see link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

  • Road Construction Delays Begin on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays at various locations in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks beginning Monday, June 2, weekdays only, between 5 a.m.-3 p.m., including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. More »

  • Vehicle Length Limits in Sequoia National Park (if Entering/Exiting Hwy 198)

    Planning to see the "Big Trees" in Sequoia National Park? If you enter/exit via Hwy. 198, please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »

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    We are experiencing technical problems receiving incoming phone calls. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please send us an email to SEKI_Interpretation@nps.gov or check the "More" link for trip-planning information. More »

Group Volunteering

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Group volunteering and camping at Wolverton Service Camp

ORGANIZED GROUPS

Organized groups are an integral part of Sequoia and Kings Canyon's Volunteer-In-Parks program. Examples of group volunteer projects include: trail maintenance, invasive plant species removal, native plant propagation and various maintenance duties such as sanding and painting, litter removal, and greenhouse projects.

For more information on volunteering as an organized group, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Tim Barrett at (559) 565-4232.

 
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Group volunteers dine at Wolverton Service Camp after the day's service project.

WOLVERTON SERVICE CAMP The Wolverton Service Camp is a rustic group campground dedicated to volunteers and researchers. The camp sits at approximately 7,000 feet elevation within the mixed conifer forest of Sequoia National Park. Summer days are warm and comfortable with cool nights. The camp is equipped with picnic tables, fire rings, porta potties and hand washing stations. The nearby Lodgepole Campground offers public showers, laundry, a post office, a small store, and a visitor center. For additional photos of the camp, see the Wolverton Service Camp gallery.

 
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A group of volunteers replace bear box stickers throughout the park campgrounds.

PARTNER VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS

Student Conservation Association (SCA) provides opportunities to serve and protect national parks, forests and urban communities through internships with land management agencies and organizations.

American Conservation Experience (ACE) offers volunteer opportunities in environmental and conservation projects in the Western United States.

Nature Corps engages volunteers in national parks throughout California and Hawaii by coordinating groups of professionals, corporate employees, adults, and students to participate in conservation projects in the parks.

California Conservation Corps (CCC) offers men and women between the ages of 18 to 25 work in environmental conservation, fire protection, land maintenance, and emergency response to natural disasters.

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) offers residential volunteer team-based national service opportunities to women and men, ages 18-24, focused on strengthening communities and developing leaders through direct service in parks and communities.

Did You Know?

Thermometer shows temperature of 100 degrees.

The record high temperature in the foothills of Sequoia National Park is 118 degrees F, reached in July, 2007. Three times in the last decade it has hit 114 degrees. Is this one sign of global warming?