Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The WV 2014 Spring Schedule is out now! We will be returning to many established projects, such as our award-winning project in Yosemite National Park, as well as introducing several new service projects, including Point Reyes National Seashore in California, Utah's San Rafael Swell and Red Buttes Wilderness in Oregon.
Supporters who make a financial contribution of $35 or more to WV get the first chance to sign up for projects, as registration is limited to supporters for the month of October. If you haven't donated to Wilderness Volunteers in the last 12 months, please consider making your financial contribution today.
We look forward to giving something back with you in the field in 2014!
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Unfortunately, while the government is shutdown WV will not be able to send out many of the remaining service projects on our 2013 schedule. All of the country's National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Bureau of Land Management lands and National Forests are closed for business until Congress passes a Continuing Resolution to fund the government. All "non-essential employees" of the federal government have been furloughed until further notice. Although we sincerely want to run the projects and give something back, Congress has essentially cancelled it for us because the agencies cannot work with volunteer groups and they won't have field staff to supervise the work.
If you are a participant in one of these trips, you should have already received an email from us. If not please contact us at email@example.com. Note the service project in Hawaii's Limahuli National Tropical Botanic Garden will still run as scheduled, and there is still a possibility the Big Bend National Park trip will run should Congress come to their senses before October 20th.
Additionally, the release of our Spring 2014 schedule will be delayed, as we cannot continue to plan and confirm next year's trips with agency staff furloughed. Rest assured that we will move quickly once these agencies return to work. Check back once the government returns to work and keep your eye on your email inbox for our announcement.
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If you have any further questions about how the shutdown impacts WV, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.