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Chimney Rock National Monument Volunteer Training Days

By Nadia Werby
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy John Gwin CRIA volunteers receive a tour of Chimney Rock National Monument during Volunteer Training Days. 

Photo courtesy John Gwin
CRIA volunteers receive a tour of Chimney Rock National Monument during Volunteer Training Days. 

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) invites community members to join us for the Chimney Rock National Monument Volunteer Training Days on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, at the PLPOA clubhouse located at 230 Port Ave. CRIA offers a great, in-depth training program to anyone interested in joining our amazing team of volunteers.

Chimney Rock volunteer training includes entertaining skits, training material, drawings for memorable prizes, a hearty free lunch both days, plus an extended tour of the monument led by San Juan National Forest Archaeologist Julie Coleman. Training is free and will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required by Friday, April 18, by calling 731-7133.

Since CRIA is primarily staffed with volunteers, it is essential to the program’s success that the volunteer corps remains strong in skills and numbers. Without the volunteers’ skills and valuable time, it would simply be impossible to keep this local, nonprofit, interpretive program viable and the gates to Chimney Rock open; so please, come join the team.

CRIA is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that runs the daily operations and interpretive program at Chimney Rock National Monument in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and the San Juan National Forest. For more information about the Chimney Rock 2014 season of events, please visit www.chimneyrockco.org.

This story was posted on April 17, 2014.