“Friends of the Forest” weekend, July 6-8 at Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, in partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF), is hosting “Friends of the Forest” volunteer weekend at the Johnson Ridge Observatory beginning this Friday, July 6. Volunteers are invited to camp out Friday and Saturday nights near the Science and Learning Center. After a day of general upkeep on Saturday, participants can enjoy the  first Music on the Mountain series, featuring two local bands at the new Johnston Ridge Observatory outdoor amphitheater. Following the concert, volunteers can participate in a nighttime star-party, hosted by the Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers. A free guided hike or guided paddle trip on Coldwater Lake is offered Sunday morning. For more information and to register, click here.