Mt. St. Helens Institute


42218 NE Yale Bridge Road
Amboy, WA 98601
For the official Mt St Helens Institute site, click here.

For climbing questions call 360-891-5107.

For all other questions send an email to: climb@mshinstitute.org.

The Mount St. Helens Institute is dedicated to awakening in people of all ages an appreciation of the natural processes and cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest's volcanic landscapes.



May 14, 2016 - Mount St. Helens Reopens with "It's a Blast!" Event on May 14th

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July 2015 - How to make 2,200 kids smile ...

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July - Sept, 2015 - Mount St. Helens 'Crater Glacier View Climb' Offers View Like No Other

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May 2015 Views and Brews... come share your Mount St. Helens memories on the 35th Anniversary of the 1980 Eruption

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April 25, 2015 - Celebrate Earth Day by Helping with Restoration Projects on Mount St. Helens

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November 19, 2014 - Mount St. Helens Institute raises $106,000 for youth and stewardship programs

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November 8, 2014 - Mount St. Helens Institute announces $35,000 match challenge by anonymous donors

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Mt. St. Helens Summer Camp

2014 Camps
Amboy, WA – Summer camp is returning to Mount St. Helens with Mount St. Helens Institute’s Volcano Camp at the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater Ridge. There are two camp options available for your child to hike, learn, discover and make new friends in the heart of the blast zone...click to read more.

Mount St. Helens Institute Announces First Annual Dinner and Silent Auction

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Music, Arts and Volunteer Events at Mount St. Helens on June 28 and 29

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Johnston Ridge Observatory Reopens with "It's a Blast" Event on May 10th

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Mount St. Helens summer programs now available for registration

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Mount St. Helens 2014 Field Seminars - Register Now

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Mt. St. Helens Climbing Permit Reservation Web Site

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Mount St. Helens Institute Fall 2010 Newsletter

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Education and Recreation Opportunities at
Mount St. Helens, Summer 2010

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2009 in Review

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Mount St. Helens Institute Continues
the Sunday Hiking Program!

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Mount St. Helens Institute Offers
Snow-Camping Seminar and More!

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Mount St. Helens Institute Introduces
Free Snowshoeing Adventures

Please join us on one or more of these fun outings!

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The Mount St. Helens Institute is currently recruiting volunteers to serve in a variety of conservation and science education projects. Volcano Volunteers (trained interpreters) can be placed for days, weeks or months beginning in April, 2009. Mountain Stewards (climbing and recreation volunteers) serve as support for climbers, MSHI recreation/science classes and for the Sunday Hiking Program and assist with trail maintenance. Conservation projects need 1 and 2 day volunteers to provide trail and facilities maintenance to preserve and promote access to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The Institute relies on volunteers for most of its projects and courses. Visit our website for more information: www.mshinstitute.org or Email info@mshinstitute.org.


Cowlitz County Strategic Planning Meeting

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Cleaning up the East Fork Lewis River
An army of volunteers paticipated in cleaning up the East Fork of the Lewis River on September 23, 2006. It was a beautiful autumn day. Click here for more pictures of the event.


Ground Breaking for New Mount St. Helens NVM Headquarters



Click here for more picturesMembers of the public were invited to participate in a ground breaking ceremony for the new Mount St. Helens National Volcano Monument Headquarters office on Thursday, June 1, at 2 p.m. The new office will be constructed on the site of the current office in Chelatchie Prairie. The headquarters office has been at this location since the summer of 1980. For more pictures, click here.




This web site courtesy of LewisRiver.com.