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, however if you don’t see a date that works for you, the Volunteer Coordinator Laurie Rich will be happy to try to find something for you to do on a date that meets your needs. Contact her in advance to discuss your skills, interests, and dates of availability. Laurie Rich: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 207-862-6580 or 207-249-5023. For opportunities to volunteer directly with BSP trail crews contact Trail Supervisor Paul Sannicandro at email@example.com More information is available on the Baxter State Park website http://www.baxterstateparkauthority.com/volunteer
Friends of Baxter State Park Volunteer Dates:
These dates are subject to change depending on weather and other conditions. Please check with Laurie Rich to confirm final dates. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-862-6580.
- May 4
- Earth Day Litter Patrol
- May 7-14
- Opening campgrounds Kidney, Daicey and other campgrounds as assigned.
South Branch Pond scraping and staining
- June 7-9
- Various projects South Branch Pond
- July 12-14
- Aug 9-11
- Sep 13-15
- Abol and Katahdin Stream campground
- Oct 16-26
- Campground closing and various projects
Chainsaw Training dates:
If you would like to be a sawyer for the chainsaw crews in Baxter State Park you must be certified by a course such as listed below. 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 the course 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.
- July: Date to be determined. Because training sessions in April were full, Lester Kenway has offered to do a training session for FBSP in July. Interested candidates should contact FBSP right away. We need six participants to hold the training.
- October 5/6: at Larry Clark’s tree farm in Windham.
The workshops will be for both new certification and re-certification. The re-certification course will be one day only, the Saturday of the noted weekend. The one-day re-certification class is for Sawyers with a current Level B certification.