Hosts needed at 2 Mount Rainier campgrounds

jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.comMay 11, 2014 

Managers at Mount Rainier National Park are looking for volunteers to serve as hosts at two campgrounds. One would serve at the Longmire Volunteer Campground for later in the season, from July 22-Sept. 30, while the other opening is at Ohanapecosh Campground from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The Ohanapecosh position comes with an RV site with full hookups, while the individual chosen for the Longmire position could be provided with either an RV site or housing in the apartment on the back of the Community Building.

People interested in the Longmire position should contact Kevin Bacher at 360-569-6567 or Those interested in the Ohanapecosh position should contact Debbie Hannevig at 360-569-6622 or

Both positions are listed on the park website at with links to the online application form.


A traveling exhibit put together by Washington CoastSavers is on display at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Cape Disappointment State Park.

“Bottles, Foam and Rope: Talking Trash on the Washington Coast” will be on display through June.

Created with a grant through the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and the Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness Trust Fund, the 11-panel exhibit looks at the diversity of ecosystems found on the Washington coast and who is responsible for managing them. The exhibit also discusses the hazards of marine debris and what people can do to reduce those hazards.

After that, the exhibit will travel to venues including Peninsula College in Forks and the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles.


The second Mount Rainier National Park Associates trails work party will be held Saturday. A work site has yet to be chosen. Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at a location to be determined and should be ready to move out by 9 a.m.

If you are participating, when you enter the park, tell the gate attendant that you will be working on a volunteer project. Volunteers enter the park for free.

Participants should bring a lunch and plenty of fluids to drink, work gloves and safety glasses, and a set of rain gear.

If you plan to attend this work party, contact John Titland at indicating that you are coming and how many volunteers will accompany you.

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