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Hands and Hoofs: Horse Group helps Crater Lake Ski Patrol mark winter trails - September 18, 2008

"She's a very versatile little mare," says Virginia Gray, a member of the Klamath Falls Horse and Carriage Society, as the 87-year-old outdoorswoman pats her 11-year-old Norwegian Fjord, Pixie.

Crater Lake seeks volunteers - November 3, 2008

The Friends of Crater Lake National Park is seeking volunteers to assist the staff at Crater Lake National Park at the Rim Village winter desk and Steel Visitor Center.

Ski patrol volunteers needed at Crater Lake Park - October 10, 2008

If you love backcountry skiing, then the Crater Lake Ski Patrol has an opportunity for you: Volunteers are needed this winter to patrol the national park’s cross-country ski trails and provide visitors with information and emergency medical services if needed.

Crater Lake needs volunteers - August 11, 2008

Friends of Crater Lake is seeking volunteers for work projects later this month. The Friends group will host its 15th annual project weekend Aug. 22-24 at the park. A variety of work projects are planned, from painting a sign near the park's south entrance station to installing a warning sign near the Sun Notch area of Rim Drive.

Exploring Crater Lake in Winter: Volunteers Answer Pressing Questions - December 15, 2007

He and other volunteers are at the information desk, near windows that provide a protected view of the lake and surrounding mountain, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and during the Christmas holidays. The room itself is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Crater Lake Seeks Volunteers - October 27, 2007
Volunteers willing to field questions and provide information about winter activities at Crater Lake National Park are being sought by the Friends of Crater Lake.


Crater Lake Ski Patrol looking for members - October 18, 2007

If the idea of an evening ski tour at Crater Lake sounds appealing, you might want to think about joining the volunteer ski patrol....


Volunteers become Park Service's public face  November 28, 2006

Farther West, at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, Lloyd and Larry Smith have retired from teaching public school students and seasonal ranger jobs to volunteer their services at Crater Lake and Mount Rainier.

Gregory Robert Hartell - April 27, 2006

Gregory Robert “Greg” Hartell, 66, died April 23, 2006, at his home in Algoma north of Klamath Falls of mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer.

Teens rehabilitate trails near Crater Lake - August 18, 2005

Why else would a crew of a dozen teenagers doing trail work in Crater Lake National Park's backcountry willingly hike two miles to gobble lunch in the shadow of Stuart Falls, then reverse the trek - a steeply uphill walk - to spend the afternoon widening the path, pulling out exposed rocks and replacing them with dirt fill, trimming limbs and other sweat-inducing tasks.


Friends of Crater Lake to repair Annie Creek - August 03, 2004

The Friends of Crater Lake, a volunteer group that offers assistance to Crater Lake National Park, will join a park trail crew to help repair Annie Creek Aug. 20 to 22.


Crater ski patrol launches effort for new ski signs - February 20, 2004

Members of the park's ski patrol are installing new metal signs. Some are replacements for worn-out wooden signs - "They're starting to turn into firewood," said Niel Barrett, a long-time ski patrol member - and some are totally new directional signs.


Friends of Crater to meet Saturday - September 29, 2003

The Friends of Crater Lake, a group formed to assist with programs at Crater Lake National Park, is taking an active role in the park's upcoming centennial celebrating 100 years as a national park.

Project aims to keep Crater Lake black bears wild - August 18, 2003

Friends of Crater Lake National Park will make improvements aimed at making a park campground less bear-friendly this weekend.

Crater Lake ski patrol earns national honors - May 29, 2003

This isn't the season for cross country skiing, but for members of the Crater Lake National Park Ski Patrol it is a time for celebrating.


Hartzog's honored - May 29, 2003

During his tenure, his most enduring and beloved contribution was creation of a Volunteers In Parks (VIP) program. In his honor, and in celebration of National Volunteer Week, the National Park Service and National Park Foundation created the George B. Hartzog Jr. Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service.


National Award for Crater Lake Ski Patrol - April 29, 2003

The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation recently announced the winners of the first annual George B. Hartzog, Jr. Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service. The award for outstanding volunteer service by a group went to the Crater Lake National Park Volunteer Ski Patrol.


Crater Lake Ski Patrol crucial to park operations - February 21, 2002

There's a reason why members of the Crater Lake Ski Patrol wear red coats.


Crater Lake Friends will hold meeting on Saturday: Watchman restaurant to host meeting - October 03, 2001

Friends of Crater Lake will hold their ninth annual meeting at Crater Lake National Park on Saturday.


Land Obtained By Nature Lovers - September 15, 1947

he National Park Service says two nature-lovers have contributed $3,500 for federal-government acquisition of privately-owned land inside Glacier National Park





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