Craters of the Moon Celebrates Earth Day!

March 26, 2016
The National Park Service's centennial year is here, and we want to encourage everyone to take part in the celebration! We invite people of all ages to find their park and discover the national parks in their community through volunteerism. We welcome groups and individual volunteers to help make Craters of the Moon’s Earth Day Event a success!

How can volunteers help? 
Let’s clean up Craters! Volunteer opportunities include hand-pulling noxious weeds near the Visitor Center, assisting the pronghorn migration project by hauling fence material down on the northern end of the park, cleaning up trash in lava tube caves, and beautifying the cave trail by removing excess gravel from past trail work. Each volunteer opportunity will take at least 2-3 hours. The volunteer work may include hiking, lifting, pulling, and hauling equipment. Good physical health is recommended.

When and Where is it?
The event will occur on April 23. Please meet at the Craters of the Moon National Monument Visitor Center at 9 am. 

How old do volunteers need to be? Are there any restrictions?
We generally recommend that volunteers be in fourth grade or older.  All volunteers are required to sign a volunteer work agreement and photo release form. A parent or guardian signature is required for all minors (under age 18) who volunteer. This can be signed by a parent/guardian in advance and brought to the Event by the youth volunteer, or signed at the event by the parent or guardian.

How should I dress? Do I need to bring anything?
Please wear loose fitting/comfortable clothing and supportive footwear. Many jobs will involve being in full sunlight – please also bring sunscreen and wear sun-protective clothing (e.g., hats/caps, long sleeves). You may need gloves for certain types of jobs.

The Craters of the Moon Earth Day Event will go on RAIN or SHINE!!

Contact the Visitor Center at 208-527-1335, if you plan on attending