Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Volunteers Gather on National Public Lands Day to Ready South Side Facilites at Mount St. Helens

For Immediate Release: October 02, 2008
Contact: Hailey Heath (360) 449-7887

AMBOY, WA - More than 70 volunteers joined Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument staff to ready south side trails and facilities for the upcoming fall and winter season. Thirty volunteers from the Mount St. Helens Track Riders cleaned up and resealed the warming shelter and prepared the Marble Mountain Sno-Park for the upcoming winter season. They were joined by more than 40 volunteers from the Mount St. Helens Institute (MSHI) who helped with roadside clean-up, removal of a temporary bridge, maintenance of the Lower Smith Creek and Pine Creek Shelter Trails, repair of safety railing at Lava Canyon and demolition and removal of an illegal hunter cabin. "We had great weather, enthusiastic volunteers and a lot of great work was accomplished," said Tom Mulder, Monument Manager. "We are grateful for the support of the Mount St. Helens Institute, the Track Riders and all the volunteers who made our National Public Lands Day event a success. It's great to see so many folks involved in helping care for our public lands," Mulder added.

This year's National Public lands Day event at Mount St. Helens was made possible through generous donations provided to MSHI by Amboy Market, REI, Leatherman, and Peets Coffee.

The Mount St. Helens Institute will be hosting volunteer trail projects, weed pulls, and other volunteer projects at Mount St. Helens this fall and next spring. Find out how you can get involved! For more information contact Hailey Heath at the Mount St. Helens Institute by email at or call (360) 449-7883.


For Photos go the the Forest wide P.U.P news release.