Volunteer for BSP

Volunteer for FBSP

 

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Volunteers work to clear blow downs and prune overgrowth.
Photo by Bruce Hancock

We welcome our new Volunteer Coordinator Alison Violette! For more information about volunteer opportunities with us, contact her at volunteer@friendsofbaxter.org

The Park welcomes Volunteers in the Park who can accomplish a variety of helpful tasks, from litter patrol, to trail maintenance, wildlife studies, painting out-buildings and more. There are opportunities for all ages, interests and abilities. Each year there is a schedule of planned volunteer activity in the Park.

2014 Volunteer Schedule

May 3: Spring Cleanup Day
May 17 – 18: FBSP Trail Crew #1, Kidney Pond Area
May 24 – 26: FBSP Trail Crew #2, Trout Brook Farm Area
June 7: National Trails Day, Trail Steward Training (rain date June 8)
June 19 – 20: FBSP Chainsaw Volunteer Training, Skowhegan
July 6 – 10: BSP Trail Team #2, Hunt Trail
July 13 – 17: BSP Trail Team #2, Hunt Trail
July 14 – 17: BSP Trail Team #3, Howe Brook Trail
July 20 – 24: BSP Trail Team #2, Hunt Trail
July 20 – 24: BSP Trail Team #4, General Maintenance & Corridor Definition
July 27 – 31: BSP Trail Team #2, Hunt Trail
July 27 – 31: BSP Trail Team #4, General Maintenance & Corridor Definition
August 24 – 28: BSP Trail Team #5, South Turner
August 24 – 28: BSP Trail Team #6, Sentinel Mountain
September 12 – 14: FBSP Booth at Trails End Festival
September 19 – 21: FBSP Booth at Common Ground Fair

For opportunities to volunteer directly with BSP trail crews contact Ranger Ben Woodard at c.ben.woodard@maine.gov  More information is available of the BSP website: http://www.baxterstateparkauthority.com/volunteer

 


Chainsaw Training:

If you would like to be a sawyer for the chainsaw crews in Baxter State Park you must be certified by a course. Each year FBSP offers scholarships for this training. If you have at least a level B certification and your certificate runs out this year you may attend one of these courses for recertification.

The Maine Appalachian Trail Club has set the 2013 Chainsaw Safety Workshop schedule. Please keep an eye on their website (www.matc.org) for the most recent updates.

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Chainsaw crews work on split rail trail construction.
Photo by Laurie Rich
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Volunteers cleaning out cabins.
Photo by Laurie Rich