Sun, Jun 27 | Whittier, AK 99693, USA

Blackstone Bay Campsite Hardening and Outhouse Construction

Put a positive and enduring mark on 17-Mile Beach in Blackstone Bay. Volunteers will work with Forest Service personnel to create hardened campsites, remove fallen trees, restore vegetation, and build an outhouse.

Time & Location

Jun 27, 9:30 PM – Jul 01, 5:00 PM
Whittier, AK 99693, USA

About The Event

Join the Forest Service for any portion of this five-day project at 17-Mile Beach in Blackstone Bay.

  • We have space for four volunteers on a US Forest Service vessel traveling between Whittier to Blackstone Bay (must be 18 years or older to ride on the vessel and must provide proof of a Covid-19 Vaccination record card or results of a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hrs of mission).
  • Volunteers can also join us in their private vessels.  Families are welcome.
  • Two Chugach National Forest employees will lead the project and provide safety training.
  • Volunteers will use Pulaskis, crosscut saws, shovels, and other hand-tools to create durable camping surfaces, restore vegetation, dig an outhouse hole, and erect an outhouse.
  • Moderate physical condition required to work on uneven surfaces, carry tools, remove brush, and other light to moderate activity.
  • Participants will work under volunteer agreement with the Chugach National Forest and be provided all tools, materials, and personal protective equipment.
  • Best practices will be followed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Food and camping gear are not provided.
  • A $50 non-refundable registration fee per person is required to reserve space on the vessel.

For more project details please contact

  • Blackstone Bay Hardening
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