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Chimney Rock Archaeological Area volunteer training days

The Chimney Rock Interpretive Association is looking for a few good men and women to volunteer at the site during the 2010 season, which opens on May 15.

The association will hold its annual volunteer training May 7 and 8 at the Parish Hall on Lewis Street in Pagosa Springs. Training begins at 8 a.m. each day. Lunch and a light breakfast will be served.

The Interpretive Association operates under a special use permit from the USDA Forest Service. Volunteers serve as cabin hosts and greeters, tour guides and monitors for self-guided tours.

We also need volunteers to help with our Full Moon and Night Sky events. The Full Moon events involve guiding visitors to the top of the mesa and then helping to guide them down after the moon has risen. Night Sky events allow visitors to view the skies through a telescope with the help of an experienced astronomer.

Other special events for which volunteers are needed include the Summer Solstice, the Fall Equinox, our Life at Chimney Rock Festival and the Native American Cultural Gathering.

Of course, there is also maintenance to be done, so if your expertise is pushing a broom or pulling a rake, we can use those skills as well.

Call the Chimney Rock office at 264-2287 to attend our training and sign up for this exciting and rewarding opportunity.