Volunteers Needed For Trailhead Ambassador Program
Friends of the Columbia Gorge, the Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Regional Tourism Alliance, the U.S. Forest Service, and Oregon State Parks are kicking off their second season of the Trailhead Ambassador Program to give Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Mt. Hood visitors information they need for a safe, informed, and positive experience when hiking in the region. The Trailhead Ambassador 2019 season will kick-off on April 20, and organizers are currently seeking volunteers. Volunteer Trailhead Ambassadors will be placed at some of the busiest trailheads in the Mt. Hood National Forest and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, including Multnomah Falls, Latourell Falls, Dog Mountain, Cape Horn, Timberline Lodge, and Mirror Lake, on weekends during peak season. Volunteers will answer hiking and recreation related questions, promote responsible hiker ethics and steer people to useful resources. To sign up volunteer go to gorgefriends.org. A volunteer training session is scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marine Park Pavilion in Cascade Locks.