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July 2017

Artist-in-Residence Art Show

July 15 - July 16
Community House,

Artist-in-Residence Art Show will be held from 10:00 am-4:00 pm on July 15th and 16th.  Each year the current as well as past artists from this program display their work and some items are for sale. The 8th annual Art Show to be held at Crater Lake National Park, at the Rim Village Community House from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm both days.  The artwork being featured was created by the park’s recent Artists-in-Residence.  The park Artist-in-Residence program, which draws…

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Weed Attack!

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lodge,

  Weed Eradication is often scheduled for sometime in July, usually the same day that the Artist-in-Residence show is happening, July 16, so that our members who choose to help, can also enjoy the art show on the same day or the day before (July 15) as well.  We usually meet at 10:00 am in front of the Lodge and a Park Biologist hands out gloves and tools and gives a good explanation of what plants we will be pulling.  We…

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August 2017

Naturalization Ceremony

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - August 31 @ 4:00 pm
Watchman Lookout,

The Immigration and Naturalization Service uses a number of venues for Naturalization Ceremonies for new American citizens.  National Parks make a perfect inspirational setting; being ‘America’s best idea’ (Wallace Stegner).  Crater Lake as a background has proven itself to be perfect.  A half-dozen or so Friends of Crater Lake are needed to help make this work.  Duties will include providing directions to participants regarding parking, seating, etc.  We might be asked to provide refreshments.  You won’t be disappointed in spending…

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Project Weekend

August 18 - August 21
Mazama Campground,

Project Weekend – August 18 – 21.  This traditional weekend begins with a camp out at Mazama Campground for Board members on Thursday night (August 17).  The following morning (August 18) the Board meets (actually all Board meetings are open to all members) in the near by Annie Springs Restaurant 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Breakfast on you own.  Friday afternoon sees the arrival of non-Board members and a work project, yet-to-be-determined.  Friday evening is an all-member dinner in the campground,…

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Board Meeting

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Annie Springs Restaurant – Mazama Village,

There are nine Board members who usually meet at Crater Lake National Park in the Administrative Building Conference room at 10:00 am.  Meetings are open to all members who are invited to observe.  However, this Board Meeting will begin at 8:00 AM.

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September 2017

Ride-the-Rim-2017

September 9 - September 16
Rim Drive – various locations,

The volunteer sign-up steps have changed for this year's rides. Instead of signing up with Barry and Maradee, we'd like to have you use the Ride the Rim website (www.RideTheRim2017.com) for a couple of reasons. First, all volunteers will receive a t-shirt this year and the simplest way to ensure correct size and timely delivery is to log on to the website, go to the Volunteer tab and follow the instructions. Read the descriptions of and shifts for each of the tasks; they will not surprise any of you. Check the box for the job you would like to do, and fill in the personal info slots, being sure to include your t-shirt size. In the comments box, please share that 1)you are volunteering as part of the Friends of Crater Lake group, 2)list previous volunteer roles and preference, AND 3)list which weekend(s) you are available to volunteer. If you are available and willing for both weekends, this is where to include that information. And, thank you very much.

Again this year, Lost Creek Campground will be open and free for Ride the Rim volunteers on both Fridays (September 8 and 15). The moon was an overwhelming sight from there last year. We talked about ways to minimize some of the campground confusion that occurred last year. First, NPSCL folks will post signs at both park entrances to alert guests that Lost Creek Campground will be closed those Fridays due to a special event. We will be part of that special event and the campground will be open to us - even for trailers (small ones). We will also provide some sort of identifying info to post on your vehicle dashboard to simplify the verification process in case any rangers come be to police the campground.

Friends volunteers will be wearing the Friends vests again. Rest stops will also have NPS radios for emergency use only. Barry and I will meet with campers at Lost Creek on Friday night to hand out radios, vests, and volunteer t-shirts. We will meet with non-camping volunteers at Park HQ early Saturday morning - likely between 6:30 and 7 so that we can get to our work station before 7:30. We will be working through those details over the next months and will follow up with those details.

So, the real purpose of this email is to nudge you to the website to volunteer and when you do that, please drop me an email to let me know that you've completed that step. I still want to track our volunteers and our hours for the event wrap-up in our fall/winter newsletter.

Thanks everybody - maradee

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Upcoming Events

  1. Artist-in-Residence Art Show

    July 15 - July 16
  2. Weed Attack!

    July 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Naturalization Ceremony

    August 1 @ 12:00 pm - August 31 @ 4:00 pm
  4. Project Weekend

    August 18 - August 21
  5. Board Meeting

    August 18 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm