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Flowers of Rainier by Donovan Tracy www.flowersofrainier.com
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DONATIONS TO MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK
In 2004 the Board of Trustees of Mount Rainier National Park Associates began making annual monetary donations to Mount Rainier National Park to be used for specific projects and uses that the Board of Trustees felt were of benefit to the park, to park visitors, and which support the National Park Service’s mission to protect, preserve, and restore the natural, cultural, and historic resources at Mount Rainier.
The donations are:
The donations are:
2004 – Grand Park Trail Rehabilitation
A donation was made for the purchase of dirt and stone trail tread mixture which was used to repair badly eroded sections of the trail in Grand Park.
2005 – Sunrise Campground Revegetation Materials
2006 – Fremont Lookout Renovation
A donation was made for the purchase of building materials which were used during the renovation of the historic fire lookout located on Fremont Peak near Sunrise.
2007 – No donation was made
2008 – Indian Bar Shelter Renovation
A donation was made for the purchase of building materials used to repair damage and correct drainage problems at the historic backcountry shelter at Indian Bar on the Wonderland Trail. Subsequently this donation was matched by the federal government through a program called NPS CENTENNIAL PROJECT. This program is no longer operating.
2008 – Eastside Search And Rescue Trailer
A donation was made for the purchase of a utility trailer, including hangers, racks, and fittings, which is used by the NPS rangers on the east and north sides of the park to store search and rescue equipment as one mobile package. This trailer allows all the SAR equipment to be quickly transported to the needed location by simply attaching the trailer to the back of almost any ranger’s truck.
2009 – Narada Falls Trail Rehabilitation
A donation was made for the purchase of cedar logs which were used to replace old and unsafe fencing along the trail between the Narada Falls parking lot and the falls overlook. This new fencing was installed as part of rehabilitating this section of trail that receives high use by park visitors. A small amount of this donation was also used to buy tread materials for this section of trail.
2010 – Tread Material for the Wonderland Trail
A donation was made for the purchase of crushed rock, and dirt and stone tread mixture which will be used for repairing and maintaining various sections of the Wonderland Trail.
2011 – RAVEN and Misting System
A donation was made to fund the lease during the summer 2011 season of a Ford pickup truck to be used for the Roadside Assistance Volunteers (RAVEN) program. The RAVEN program operates June through August on the south side of the park assisting park visitors in need of help with their vehicles and providing traffic control during emergency operations and during times of heavy traffic congestion. Raven volunteers work 6-7 days a week. Last year park visitors avoided an estimated $52,000 in towing charges as result of receiving assistance from the Raven volunteers.
A donation was also made to the Restoration Program to purchase the parts to construct a portable misting system to be used in the greenhouse at Tahoma Woods. At the greenhouse, native seeds and cuttings are propagated that are later planted in meadows that are being restored. The addition of a misting system to the greenhouse will increase the number of plants that can be propagated and having a portable system will allow greater flexibility of its use.