Zion National Park launches volunteer program

Story by The Associated Press
June 10, 2011
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ZION NATIONAL PARK — Zion National Park has launched a weekly, drop-in volunteer program to allow the public to help improve the park.

Officials say the new Friday-only program is open to both visitors and residents of park-area communities from June to November.

Volunteers should meet at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center shuttle stop at 9 a.m., and expect to work about three hours.

No special skills or knowledge is required. Projects will include litter removal, trail maintenance, invasive weed management and other activities to enhance the park’s appearance, resource management and visitor experience.

Pre-registration is only required for groups of 10 or more. Those under 18 should be accompanied by an adult.

Park officials recommend participants bring water and sunscreen, wear sturdy shoes and hats. Gloves and tools will be supplied.

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