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Stewardship opportunity at Admiralty Island National Monument

Posted: June 8, 2012 - 7:28am

Looking for a summer adventure that will make a difference?

Wilderness Volunteers, a national nonprofit organizing adventure service trips, is sponsoring a week-long project in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and the Tongass National Forest on Admiralty Island on July 13–21.

According to a representative from Wilderness Volunteers, the group will meet in Juneau, take the ferry to Angoon, and then be transported by boat to a remote camp at Whitewater Bay. They’ll spend the week removing invasive weeds and bag debris that has washed ashore. The invasive weeds were brought to the island by logging operations in the 1950s.

This is an opportunity to participate in the stewardship of public lands and visit a place that is remote and beautiful, Wilderness Volunteers stated in a release.

“Opportunities for wildlife viewing and soaking up the solitude in the Kootznoowoo Wilderness are highlights of this project, along with the satisfaction of contributing to the maintenance of this special place,” the release stated.

The organization is looking for participants 18 and older. For more information, go online to www.WildernessVolunteers.org, or call 801-949-3099.

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