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This week is Americorps week. For 25 years now Americorps members have been serving communities and preserving our public lands across America. I would like to take this day to thank Americorps and the Mt Adams institute for giving me the opportunity to serve with the US Forest Service and help preserve our national forests for future generations to enjoy. #dayofthea #americorps #mtadamsinstitute #usforestservice #giffordpinchotnationalforest #mtadams #troutlake #vetsworkenvironment #vetswork #optoutside #pnwlife #exploremore #staywild #keepitwild #mountainvibes #theoutbound #wildernessculture #discoverearth #exploremore #stayandwander #welivetoexplore #earthpix #chooseadventure #choosemountains #ourwild #liveyouradventure #greettheoutdoors #theoutdoorfolk #getoutstayout #optoutside ...

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We are excited to announce our new summer camp model that engages kids in outdoor adventures while still being cautious about the COVID-19 pandemic.

At-Home Adventures (A-HA!) brings camp right to your home. Each week, campers receive a themed activity kit coupled with on-line instruction and project sharing with our expert instructors and other campers.

Check out the link in our bio for more info! We anticipate that camps will fill to capacity and recommend that you sign up sooner than later!
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Went back to the man made habitat this morning to count Oregon spotted frog eggs. In 7 days the amount of eggs in one area almost tripped and it’s still been we’ll below freezing at night. I’d say this has been totally successful for the Oregon spotted frogs!! Hopefully they flourish here this summer. #frogstuff #frogman #frogs #oregonspottedfrog #wildlifehabitat #wildlifebiology #americorps #vetswork #mtadamsinstitute #troutlake #mountainlife #giffordpinchotnationalforest ...

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I am giving an indigo dye workshop at my studio in Trout Lake for the Mt. Adam’s Institute and Cascade Mountain School on Saturday, October 13 from 1-4:30pm and two spots have become available. 💙
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The registration fee will be 100% donated to these two amazing organizations that strengthen the connection between people and the natural world through education, service and research. 💙
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We will be harvesting indigo from the flower farm, exploring diverse shades of blue, playing with indigo eco prints, creating shibori patterns and dyeing both cotton and silk fibers. 💙
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If you are interested please join us. Link in profile. 💙 #naturaldye #indigo #flowerfarmer #cascademountainschool
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This is a happy post as well as a sad/ pissed off post. On the good side I summited Mt Adams again today. I’ll be up here all weekend working as a wilderness climbing ranger. We will summit again tomorrow checking people for permits to be up here and to make sure they are aware of leave no trace, dangers on the mountain and that they are having a safe and fun climb. The sad part is many people will leave things on the mountain that will remain here until it is cleaned up by another human. Usually a ranger. And this includes shit. Yes when you take a shit in an alpine zone it will remain and cannot decompose due to the climate up here. So we have to bag up the shit of careless people and put it in our packs and pack it out. As much as that sucks I am happy to do this to keep this a clean natural wilderness area for everyone to enjoy. Bottom line if you are in a wilderness area leave no trace! If you bring it in it goes out with you as well. The forest service even provides wag bags at the trailhead #mountainclimbing #mountaineering #mtadams #mtadamsinstitute #vetswork #americorps #wildernessculture #leavenottace ...

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Look who's on his way to Outdoor Explorers Camp. Can't wait to see what happens today at #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool ...

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The new work place . It’s a little different than a welding shop. I’m so happy to be here! #mtadamsinstitute #vetswork #usforestservice #giffordpinchotnationalforest #mountainlife ...

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#fireweed #wildflowers #pacificnorthwest #troutlake #getoutdoors #getoutside #inthewild #foraging #naturaldyes #sunnyday #purpleflowers #bees #beestalker #naturesgarden #intheforest #cascademountainschool #natureexperience #hiking #savethebees🐝 #columbiarivergorge #klickitatcounty #troutlakewashington #mtadamswilderness #giffordpinchot #giffordpinchotnationalforest #roadsideglory #growingwild #beesloveit #ilovebees ...

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When working a few hours drive from home with the road crew, clearing forest roads of downed trees and fallen rocks it’s best to just stay the night at work. Especially when work is one of the most beautiful places on this planet. #vetswork #americorps #mtadamsinstitute #giffordpinchotnationalforest #usforestservice #earthpix #discoverearth #zpacksduplex #zpacks #oldgeowthforest #nikonphotographer #nikonphotography #nikoncamera #wildernessculture #keepitwild ...

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This weeks #TBT is from the 2014 Cascade Mountain School, Science of Stewardship program. High school students backpacked through the Mt. Hood National Forest while conducting meaningful ecological research. The Cascade Mountain School offers a variety of summer camps that give participants the chance to learn new skills, make lifelong friends, and become more connected to themselves and the natural world. Registration for the 2017 season is open! Go to: cascademountainschool.org for more information! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #summercamps #mthood #science #stewardship ...

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Some of the biggest old growth Douglas fur and cedar trees I have ever seen in my life were in this section of forest. I also saw a bobcat and two different black bears while staying in this area. #paradise #zpacks #zpacksduplex #appgearco #appgearteam #vetswork #mtadamsinstitute #optoitside #theoutdoorfolk #greettheoutdoors #ourwild #choosemountains #earthpix #chooseadventure #discoverearth #wildernessculture #theoutbound #mountainvibes #keepitwild #staywild ...

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#throwbackthursday to Cascade Mountain School's 2016 Nature Art Camp! This year, CMS is offering a similar camp called Recycled Art where students will work with recycled and repurposed material to make beautiful works of art! This camp will inspire artistic spirit while gaining an appreciation for the things we throw away. Students will get the opportunity to feel like real artists in a local Trout Lake art studio as they create their magical masterpieces. Registration is open at cascademountainschool.org! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #recycledart #summercamp #registernow #tbt ...

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It’s always been my dream since hiking the Appalachian Trail to somehow make climbing mountains my job. Lots of hard working on the mountain this weekend but some of the most rewarding work I’ve ever done in my life. I must thank the Mt Adams Institute for giving me this opportunity. #vetswork #mtadamsinstitute #americorps #forestservicelife #veteran #mountainlife #mountaineering #wildernessculture ...

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Last week marked the end of our Mountain to Valley summer camp! For two weeks, students conducted meaningful ecological research while farming, backpacking, mountaineering, and camping. We hope that they left connected to themselves, with new skills and friends, and inspiration to become positive leaders and change makers in our world! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #mountaintovalley #mtadams #troutlakevalley #highschoolcamp #science #stewardship ...

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Topped out on #mtadams last weekend. This feeling will never get old. #windyaf #mtadamsinstitute ...

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#TBT to 2015, the first year of VetsWork GreenCorps!

This #americorps program is for folks interested in wildland fire management. After training for 13 weeks, the crew is hired on by the Forest Service as Wildland Firefighters for the season!
#mtadamsinstitute #vetswork #greencorps #wildlandfire #americorpsweek #serve
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As we get excited for Cascade Mountain School's September Mushroom Community Workshop, here's a #TBT photo of successful foraging from a 2015 VetsWork mushroom hike! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #mushrooms #forage #community ...

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This old growth forest deep in the Gifford Pinchot National forest was amazing. Look at the size of this Doug Fir !! #oldgrowthforest #dougfir #americorps #vetswork #mtadamsinstitute #earthpix #optoitside #greettheoutdoors #liveypuradventure #ourwild #choosemountains #stayandwander #wildernessculture #staywild #traveltheglobe #lifeofadventure #wanderfolk #folktravel #earthofficial #lonelyplanet #nikonphotography #nikon #photographer #naturephotography ...

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Day 1 of deck and wheelchair ramp rebuild for the Mt Adams institute bunk house. Austin in the picture is a former Vetswork alumni that has been working with the US Forest Service for over 3 years now. Both of us are also US Marines. #vetswork #americorps #mtadamsinstitute #constructionworkers #usmarinescorps #teamwork ...

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Hiked into a lake in the Trapper Creek wilderness today to check and maintain a few camp areas around the lake and take in some information on the area. #mtadamsinstitute #vetswork #americorps #usforestservice #wildernessculture #mountainman #discoverearth ...

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#GivingTuesday is next week and we have some great news. . . Our board is going to DOUBLE the donations we receive with a Matching Gift Challenge! So mark your calendar and double your impact for Cascade Mountain School scholarships! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #getkidsoutside #connecttonature ...

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Working as a backhoe operator with the road crew right now clearing debris from our forest roads. Wasn’t a bad spot to take lunch break today. #vetswork #mtadamsinstitute #americorps #forestservicelife #giffordpinchotnationalforest #bestjobintheworld ...

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Last year, our scholarship supporters gave several local kids the chance to get out in nature and discover their inner “wild scientist”. We think we’ve found a way to DOUBLE that impact on #GivingTuesday this year - stay tuned! mtadamsinstitute.org/donate #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #scholarships #nature #tbt ...

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Got about 16 hours of stick time in this week clearing the mountain roads in this beast. It’s honestly kinda freaky in some areas operating next to cliffs. Definitely my favorite work I’ve done for the forest service so far. #vetswork #americorps #mtadamsinstitute #veteranproud ...

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Today I got to go to a local school to help teach 1st graders about wildfire safety and awareness. This is me putting on the Smokey the Bear suit. #usfs #wildfiresafety #smokeythebear #mtadamsinstitute #vetswork #usforestservice #nationalforest #giffordpinchotnationalforest ...

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Check out the link in bio for important updates on Cascade Mountain School summer camps. Registration is still open! May 15th is our decision date for how we will move forward with camps. We’ll let the latest guidance from the state of WA inform that decision. If camps are cancelled, you will receive a refund.

We are piloting two FREE virtual camps for the first ten people who sign-up! Again, check out the link in bio for the full update.

#mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #summercamp
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Our donors make everything we do to connect people with nature possible. We were so moved by the transformations we saw in scholarship kids this summer, we are dedicating every dollar that comes in on 11/28, this #GivingTuesday, to scholarships for local kids to get outdoors at science camps this season! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #backpacking #mtadams ...

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Trying to channel Eliza Thornberry while I release this beauty caught in our fyke net. As you can see she made it out fine but does not consider me a friend 💔
#mtadamsinstitute #publiclandsstewards
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We’ve got some exciting news... we’ve received an AmeriCorps grant to continue funding our career development programs: VetsWork Environment, VetsWork GreenCorps, and Public Lands Stewards! With this grant our AmeriCorps members can continue to #GetThingsDone on our public lands and in our communities.

Check out the link in bio for the full story!

#AmeriCorps #AmeriCorpsWorks #mtadamsinstitute
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We are very excited to announce that our amazing supporters contributed $3,450 yesterday for Giving Tuesday!

Given the Board Matching Challenge of $3,000, you helped raise a total of $6,450 in scholarship funds to get local kids outdoors with our #CascadeMountainSchool programs. Thank you!! #mtadamsinstitute #givingtuesday #thankyou
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Chasing Neowise. Day 3. Over Mt. Adams Washington state.
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#neowise #neowisecomet #mtadamsinstitute #mtadams #pahto #giffordpinchot #nationalparkphotography #nationalparkweek #washingtonstate #klickitat #comet #pnwphotographer #chasingneowise #astrograpy #columbiariver #hoodgorge #nationalforestweek
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It’s Friday and we hope everyone has an awesome weekend soaking up this beautiful weather! #cascademountainschool #mtadamsinstitute #summercamp #troutlake #mtadams #summer #getoutside #tgif #feelgoodfriday ...

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Do you remember the first time you connected to the natural world or had an awesome experience at summer camp? Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday and we are dedicating all donations to scholarships for our CMS outdoor programs. Consider supporting us and provide an opportunity for a local kid to experience nature! #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool . mtadamsinstitute.org/donate ...

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Meet VetsWork member Keoni Fierro who is serving on the Malheur National Forest.

As Keoni gazes across this alpine lake, he reflects on his internship experience. “I wake up motivated and excited to go into work simply because I know I will be out in the forest helping care for our public lands.” #mtadamsinstitute #vetswork #americorps #veteran #internship #publiclands #malheur #service
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It’s that time of year again! #GivingTuesday is a few weeks away and we are excited to get more people connected to nature! Last year we raised over $3,000 for Cascade Mountain School scholarships, giving students the opportunity to learn science while exploring the outdoors. We want to double that impact this year so stay tuned and mark your calendars for November 27th!

Another way to show your support this holiday season is to use Amazon Smile when making purchases. For every purchase made, Amazon will donate a percentage to Mt. Adams Institute! Link in bio.
#givingtuesday2018 #giving #nov27 #mtadamsinstitute #cascademountainschool #nature #education #environmentaleducation #tbt
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Get outside, enjoy the weekend, soak up the sun, and discover something new!!
📷: VetsWork member @invader_zsem
#mourningcloakbutterfly #mtadamsinstitute #getoutside #pnw #outdoors #discover #butterfly #neature
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The clouds finally went away and the volcanoes showed themselves for the first time in awhile. #mtadams #mtadamsinstitute #giffordpinchotnationalforest #usforestservice ...

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