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Ketchikan Settlers Cove Volunteer Winter Caretaker Needed


September 29, 2004

Ketchikan, Alaska - The Alaska State Parks in Ketchikan has a volunteer caretaker position open at Settlers Cover State Recreation Site. This small park is nestled in a cove along an ocean passage and surrounded by dense forest. There is fishing nearby and wildlife viewing for whales, bald eagles, and black bear and an abundance of Sitka-black tailed deer right out the front door. There are opportunities for hiking and winter sea kayaking. The winter weather is mild and misty, with very little snow. Settlers Cove is only open for day use in the winter and is located 18 miles north of Ketchikan.

Duties will include opening/closing the entrance gate, general grounds upkeep, maintenance of the park cabin and facilities. The successful applicant must possess the ability to use basic carpentry tools, work independently without direct supervision, and have good communication skills and enthusiasm for working with the public as they will be required to provide information and assistance to the visiting public. Other duties will include, maintaining a record of wildlife sightings such as birds, deer and bear in the park, and a daily weather record. The caretaker must be in good physical condition with First Aid and CPR training.

The caretaker will need to use their personal vehicle and a 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. A rustic log cabin including propane for lights, cooking, and heating will be provided as well as a telephone for local calls. The start date is October 1, 2004 and will conclude mid-January 2005.

Visit the State Parks Volunteer Program web site for further information and to access the Volunteer Application. Completed applications can be mailed to:

Ranger Mary Kowalczyk
Alaska State Parks-Southeast Region
9883 N Tongass Hwy.
Ketchikan, AK 99901

Applications can also be faxed to: 907-247-8573.

For more information e-mail Ranger Kowalczyk or call 907-247-8574.



Source of News Release:

Alaska Department of Natural Resources
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