Tallulah Release - April 14th and 15th
With all the rain we've been having and the loss of so many of the scheduled releases, AWC is fairly certain that the April Releases will happen. The AWC is coordinating volunteers for the weekend of April 14-15. We also need you!
You will need 28 volunteers and 4 standbys for the weekend. Volunteers can do double shifts if they'd like. Standbys are important for volunteer events because, well, things happen.
Two Days, with two shifts. Seven Volunteers per shift.
First shift is from 8am-12pm.
Second shift is from 11am to 3:30pm
The following are the positions that need to be filled.
- Registration Desk - At the top of the stairs
- you collect Waivers and make sure they are filled it out properly (ICE numbers and allergy sections filled in)
- you stop the general public from going down the steps
- you control the flow of boats and paddlers down the steps to avoid overcrowding at the put in
- Two people are at the Bridge:
- you stop the general public coming across and onto the stairs (Only boaters, Rangers and volunteers are allowed on the stairs during the release)
- coordinate with the registration desk and put in to regulate the flow of paddlers on the stairs and at the put in
- Two People at the Put In:
- keep the deck as organized as possible (have paddlers stack boats if it gets too crowde
- coordinate with the bridge and registration desk to regulate the flow of paddlers so the deck doesn't get too crowded and we end up with a back log on the stairs
- keep in touch with everyone via radio if we have an emergency and request assistance if needed
You don't need to know anything about paddling to work the Registration Desk and the Bridge but the volunteers do need to be familiar with whitewater paddling to work the Put In.
Comfortable shoes are a must. There are 400 steps down to the bridge and 600 steps (total) down to the put in. Layers of clothes are strongly advised. When the sun is up it can be quite warm in the gorge but as soon as the sun is gone in the temperature drops quickly. There tends to be a lot of mist at the put-in. A bottle of water and a snack are also advised.
We will be holding an orientation meeting at the beginning of each shift so the volunteers get a chance to meet each other and will be briefed on the duties of each of the positions.
To sign up please contact Amanda McDaniel.
Camping and TallulahFest
AWC will have group camping at the campground next to TallulahFest Saturday night (April 14th), where we will be cooking for volunteers and members who come.