Coldwater Lake

Trip

Stewardship - Coldwater Lake

This is a unique opportunity for Mountaineers wanting to remove invasive species (Scotch broom) to help protect Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument at spectacular Coldwater Lake on the shoulder of Mt. St. Helens. Participants can join in for 1 or 2 days.

Info
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 2.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 550 ft
Olympia Area Meeting at 8:00 a.m. and Car Pool:   We will meet at  the 
Olympic National Forest HQ at 1835 Black Lake Blvd SW  Olympia to arrange carpool. We will leave extra cars, not needed for the carpool in a safe location in Tumwater. 
NOTE: Participants can join in for 1 or 2 days.  Participation arrangements must be made  in advance of beginning of this activity on June 19.

Questions:     Write to  Jim French at    jimfrenchwa@comcast.net     

All participants will need to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.  We will be working with the Forest Service to assist in the control of scotch broom and other  invasive vegetation around the Coldwater Science and Learning Center and Coldwater Lake in the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.
This is a unique opportunity for Mountaineers wanting to perform volunteer work and to help protect Mt. St. Helens National Monument at spectacular Coldwater Lake on the shoulder of Mt. St. Helens.  We have made arrangements for volunteer camping near the Science and Learning Center for volunteer participants.  
NOTE: Participants can join in for 1 or 2 days.

The camping facilities include a great view of Mt. St. Helens  weather permitting) and access to drinking water and vault toilets but no other amenities.

Volunteers should bring food, a sleeping bag, tent if camping, and all personal  items needed during the stay.
Additional rules for using the facilities at the Science and Learning Center:

Vehicles must be parked in designated areas. Quiet Hours are from 10:00 pm – 7:00 am. All trash and recycling must be packed out by the group using the volunteer housing.  Pets are not allowed inside the Institute housing, or at the Science and Learning Center. The Science and Learning Center is a federal facility, and as such, the use of alcohol, cannabis (even if allowed by state laws), and illegal drugs are not allowed on site. Additionally, firearms are not allowed inside federal buildings and are not allowed on the grounds of the  Science and Learning Center or in and around volunteer housing.

Badges

participants will earn:

Route/Place

Coldwater Lake



  • Green Trails Mount St Helens NVM No. 332S

    Trails Illustrated Mt Saint. Helens/Mount Adams

    Green Trails Spirit Lake No. 332
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

Tools, work gloves and eye protection are provided.

We have made arrangements for volunteer camping near the Science and Learning Center for volunteer participants.  
NOTE:  Participants can join in for 1 or 2 days.
The camping facilities include a great view of Mt. St. Helens (weather permitting).  Volunteers should bring food, a sleeping bag, tent if camping, and all personal items needed during the stay.
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