Help With Campground Beautification Day at Red Rock Canyon State Park
Join Red Rock Canyon State Park staff and volunteers this Saturday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. for a campground beautification day. The public is invited to help with repair projects to get the park ready for the spring season, such as litter removal, realigning rock rings, and replacing parking blocks. Get your hands dirty improving the park in time for our busy season. Afterwards, take a hike on one of the park’s nature trails to admire the spring wildflowers that are now blooming throughout the park.
Red Rock Canyon State Park is located on Highway 14 between Mojave and Ridgecrest. Check in for this event at the park Visitor Center at the end of Abbot Drive, off Highway 14. Volunteers of all physical abilities are welcome. Bring work gloves, water, your lunch, and layered clothing; a hat and sunscreen are also recommended. Minors may participate if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or youth groups may be approved in advance.
Hundreds of movies and commercials have been filmed at this park, known for its dramatic scenery and colorful geology. For more information about the park or this event, visit www.parks.ca.gov, www.facebook.com/RedRockCanyonStatePark, or call (661) 946-6900.
Camp Hosts Needed at Saddleback Butte State Park
Do you or someone you know have a trailer and love camping in the desert? We are looking for volunteer camp host(s) to stay at Saddleback Butte State Park, near Lancaster at the western end of the Mojave Desert (an hour north of L.A.).
Duties include greeting visitors and campers, selling firewood, light grounds maintenance, light restroom cleaning, weekend visitor center staffing and cleaning as needed, and opening/closing gates. It’s a small campground in a quiet park, but spring may be busy if we have a good wildflower bloom. Daily work hours depend on park visitation (but generally about 5 hours a day), and days off are flexible. Camp hosts can also be trained to give interpretive programs if interested. A small town and the Sector park office are located only 4 miles away.
The 3-6 month position is available immediately. This is not a paying position, but hosts are compensated with a free campsite and hookups. Camp hosts must provide their own trailer or RV, and pass a background check. More info about the park can be found at http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=618. Call 661-946-6900 or email Jean.Rhyne@parks.ca.gov for questions or to receive an application packet.