Volunteers Needed: Mountain Stewards Protect Mt. Baker ecosystems

Everett, Wash., May 31, 2013—Want to help keep Mt. Baker pristine? Mountain Steward volunteers are needed this summer to teach day hikers, backpackers and climbers to care for and protect this delicate alpine ecosystem.
Forest Service staff will train volunteers July 13 and 20 in low-impact recreational skills, natural history and back country management. Mountain Stewards commit to work three weekend days during July 13-Sept. 22 on the three busiest trail systems: Skyline Divide, Park Butte/Railroad Grade and Heather Meadows/Artist Point. An optional training is offered Aug. 3 for those who want to volunteer at Heather Meadows.
Apply by June 28. Find applications online and email to brichey@fs.fed.us,  fax to 360.856.1934 or mail to Mt. Baker Ranger District, Mountain Stewards, 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284. Call 360-854-2615 or brichey@fs.fed.us for more information. Volunteers must be 18 years or older with hiking and outdoor recreation skills.