IRKPA Volunteer Workday

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Position: IRKPA Workday

Location: Hancock, Michigan


The Quincy Dry House Ruins is the future site of an art installation and is currently overtaken with vegetation. To ensure installation of the art on this land, it is necessary to clear away excess vegetation and remove modern day trash.

The Dry House is located along US-41 across the street from the Quincy Mine proper in Hancock, MI. Work will take place from 9 am - 2 pm. Volunteers are welcome to stay and help for the full time or for a part of the time.

Please bring a lunch and plenty of water in a reusable water bottle. Sunscreen and a hat are always recommended. Tools, gloves, and PPE will be provided.

This event is organized in conjunction with Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association (IRKPA).

IRKPA supports both Keweenaw NHP and Isle Royale NP through direct financial contributions, in-kind support, and the creation and publication of educational items. Their support is vital in assisting the continued operation of the National Parks here around the Keweenaw Peninsula.


Use hand tools to cut and clear vegetation and plant growth around trail, buildings, and other historic landscapes.

Pick-up modern-day trash for disposal.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

Ability to discern historic litter from modern-day trash.

Ability to use a variety of hand tools including, but not limited to hoop brushes, loppers, bow saws, and hand saws.

Ability to lift up to 35 pounds.

Ability to maneuver in rocky and uneven terrain.

Physical Demands: Standing, walking, bending and may be required during outdoors on uneven services in a variety of weather conditions. Lifting of moderately heavy objects and using a variety of hand tools (shears, loppers, hand saws, etc.) may be necessary.

Minimum Age: 16 years

Minimum Time Requirement: 2 hours

Anticipated work schedule: Work schedule is flexible, 3-5 hours.

Work Environment: Most of work is outside where temperatures can vary widely, from the 60’s to 80’s in the summer to -15 in the winter. Volunteers should be prepared according to the weather report.

Start Date - 2024-07-25

End Date - 2024-07-25

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Wed Jul 24, 2024 - Thu Jul 25, 2024
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM


25970 Red Jacket RoadCalumet, MI 49913







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