"Rainbow at Tyuonyi" by U.S. National Park Service , public domain

Bandelier Guide

Summer 2009

brochure Bandelier Guide - Summer 2009
The Tuff Times (Tuff-consolidated volcanic ash that forms Bandelier’s cliffs and canyons) A Bandelier National Monument Publication July-December 2009 Bepowaveh Kuwatzi Bienvenidos Welcome Voices across the landscape speak the history of the Pueblo people Within the trees, plants and animals Within water, rocks and air Stories of origin, survival and continuance live. Can you hear them? The voices are in the strong, steady hands of the Potter, The designs of the Basket Maker, The knowledge of the Drum Maker, The gentle Woodcarver, The patience of the Turkey Feather Blanket Maker, The color and patterns of the Jewelry Maker, The skill of the Flintknapper, The words of the Storyteller, The songs of the Singer, The memory of an Elder, The laughter of a Child Can you hear them? I feel privileged to work in a place that is so special to so many people. Bandelier is very fortunate to be in such close proximity to many Pueblo communities. From new Pueblo exhibits to focus groups to youth internships, we are continuously looking for ways to connect the Pueblo people with their ancestral homelands at Bandelier National Monument. I look forward to continuing to expand and strengthen these relationships. -Jason Lott, Superintendent of Bandelier National Monument I close my eyes and listen, As the breeze brushes against my face, Peace and solitude come The voices of the Earth sing Can you hear them? B Cochiti Pueblo Canteen, 1960 By Seferina Ortiz NPS Collection andelier National Monument is an important and special place to the Pueblo people. From every rock, to every delicate creature, the area known as Bandelier National Monument is sacred. To all that keep the voices alive, you are my happiness To all that hold reverent the knowledge of ceremony, you are my heroes To all that love and care for the Earth, you are my teachers To all that believe, you are my inspiration Yes, I hear them. -Cecilia Shields, Park Ranger Pueblo Voices Scattered across the landscape are pieces of the Pueblo story and their love and respect for this special place. Bandelier is not only important to the Pueblo people because their ancestors lived here, but because within all that is in the park, the voice of the Pueblo people still remains. The language, songs, prayers and knowledge are alive and well in the 19 Pueblos and the connections to their ancestral homelands is very strong. Dedicated to the mission of the National Park Service, Bandelier strives to preserve the natural and cultural resources of this area for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. Through partnerships with the Pueblos, local community, the Friends of Bandelier, Western National Parks Association and others, the park tells the stories of the land and the people who have vast knowledge of the wonderful and unique resources found in Bandelier. Table of Contents Park Highlights.....................................2 Area Highlights.....................................3 Focus Groups.......................................4 Pueblo Consultation and Outreach........4 Youth Internship Program.....................5 Cultural Demonstrations.......................6 Americas Best Idea.............................6 Visitor Center Rehabilitation Project ..........7 Friends of Bandelier..............................8 Western National Parks Association.....8 Volunteers..........................................8 Park Highlights Burnt Mesa Trail In the Piñon- Juniper Woodland, Burnt Mesa Trail is an excellent place for hiking during the summer and fall. See wild flowers, a variety of birds and other wildlife. Check at the visitor center for trail details and what interesting things to look for. NPS Collection Guided Walks Female Black-headed Grosbeak Photo by Sally King Ranger-guided walks along the Main Loop Trail to Tyuonyi Pueblo are offered most days throughout the year, once in the morning and once in the afternoon (staffing permitting). The walk follows a path (partly wheelchair accessible) through Frijoles Canyon discussing the lifestyles of the Ancestral Pueblo people. Walks last 45 minutes to 1 hour. Check at the visitor center for times. Evening Campfire Programs Evening programs will be offered every Friday and Saturday night between Memorial Day weekend and August 15, 2009. On holiday weekends an additional program will be presented on Sunday night. Topics and times vary. Check at the visitor center for a list of upcoming campfire programs. This special guided evening walk in Frijoles Canyon is such a popular activity that reservations are required. There is a charge of $6/adult and $3/child or holder of a senior pass. All attendees must be able to remain silent for an hour. Call (505)672-3861 ext. 517 for reservations. Tsankawi If you would prefer to bring your class on a selfguided visit to Bandelier, you may also request materials from the visitor center. A fee waiver request can be made and a reservation is required. Call (505)672-3861 ext. 534. Groups are limited in size with only one bus in the parking area at any given time. Special guided walks for organized groups can be arranged. Costs vary depending on the details of the specific program. Arrangements can be made by calling (505) 672-3861 ext. 517. Nightwalks Top left-Talus House Bottom-Long House NPS Collection Park Rangers offer grade-specific programs for school groups visiting Bandelier, and in the classroom. Special Group Programs The Main Loop Trail (Tyuonyi, Long House, Alcove House) Beginning from the back porch of the visitor center, the Main Loop Trail leads to numerous Ancestral Pueblo dwellings and petroglyphs. Only 1.2 miles round-trip, the trail is paved and the first portion is accessible to wheelchairs. Be sure to buy a trail guide to learn more about the fascinating history of this place. An additional mile round-trip trail takes you to Alcove House - a group of dwellings built in a rock outcrop 140 feet above the canyon floor. You can reach Alcove House by climbing long ladders or view the site from the canyon floor. School Programs View from the Ski Trail, Bandelier National Monument NPS Collection Trail Guides Printed trail guides are available for the Main Loop Trail, the Falls Trail, Tsankawi, and the CCC Historic District. Main Loop Trail guides cost $1 and describe Ancestral Pueblo life at 21 numbered stops. The Falls Trail guide discusses interesting geology and the flora/ fauna of the area for $1.50. The guide for Tsankawi also interprets Ancestral Pueblo life with a focus on ties to the modern Pueblos. It costs $0.50. For just $1 another guide takes you through Bandelier’s Historic CCC District. Bandelier Trading Company Gift Shop and Snack Bar The gift shop features a colorful array of authentic Tsankawi, a large unexcavated Ancestral Pueblo crafts from throughout the Southwest, as well as village, is located in a detatched portion of the park souvenir items such as hats, shirts, and postcards. about two miles north of White Rock along State They also carry utility items such as film, disposable Road 4. The 1.5 mile loop trail, which involves 3 cameras, rain ponchos, and batteries. The Snack Bar ladders, takes you to a mesatop village then returns offers a varied menu including local dishes as well as past numerous petroglyphs and carved cliffside homes. snacks, soft drinks, and bottled water. In addition, visitors enjoy expansive views of the surPeregrine Falcon Photo by Sally King rounding mountains and valleys. Open from 7 AM - 7 PM. A guide book is available on site. For more information on Bandelier, visit our website at www.nps.gov/band 2 For information on other National Park Service areas, visit www.nps.gov Area Highlights White Rock Overlook Standing on the observation platform, you can gaze down at the Rio Grande flowing by in the bottom of White Rock Canyon, over 1,000 feet deep, or look out over the vast panorama of the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Española Valley, and the Caja del Rio. In White Rock, turn onto Rover Boulevard (at the Conoco on SR 4), left onto Meadow Lane, and left onto Overlook Road. Free. cutting edge work of the modern laboratory. Located at the corner of Central Avenue and 15th Street in Los Alamos. Tues - Sat 10 - 5, Sun - Mon 1 - 5. Free. Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) PEEC, the nature center in Los Alamos, offers natural history exhibits and information about the environment of the Pajarito Plateau, from the sun-drenched Rio Grande Valley to the deep green coolness of the Jemez Mountains. PEEC has live animals and interactive exhibits on birds, flowers, water, trail maps, a demonstration garden, herbarium, library and much more. Visit the PEEC website at www.PajaritoEEC.org to learn about special activities. Find PEEC at 3540 Orange Street, Los Alamos. Tues - Fri 12 - 4, Sat 10 - 1. Free. Valles Caldera National Preserve Pygmy Nuthatch Photo by Sally King Los Alamos Historical Museum/ Art Center The Historical Museum features exhibits on the history of the area, from the eruption of the Jemez Volcano through the Ancestral Pueblo people, homesteaders, and the Los Alamos Boys School, to the Manhattan Project and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The neighboring Art Center showcases work of local artists; exhibits change throughout the year, showcasing various styles and media. Both facilities are located next to Fuller Lodge, a historic and distinct log structure originally built for the Boys School, on Central Avenue near Ashley Pond. Mon - Sat 10 - 4, Sun 1 - 4. Free. Over a million years ago the huge Jemez Volcano erupted covering more than a hundred square miles with deep flows of volcanic ash. The distinctive canyon and mesa landscapes around Bandelier and Los Alamos are the result of this volcanism. The mountain collapsed, creating a caldera more than 16 miles in diameter. Valles Caldera Privately owned until recently, Photo by Dale Coker this caldera is now part of the National Preserve. State Road 4 goes through a very beautiful portion of the caldera, the Valle Grande. A small contact station is open most days. For more information on how to access the Preserve, visit their website at www.vallescaldera.gov. Red Spotted Purple Butterfly Photo by Sally King Pueblos In the 1500s, people moved from the Bandelier area to villages along the Rio Grande. Today there are 19 pueblos in New Mexico. Taos, Picuris, Okay Owingeh, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Pojoaque, Nambe, Tesuque, Santo Domingo, San Felipe, Cochiti, Jemez, Santa Ana, and Zia are all within about 80 miles of the park. Remember to be respectful when you are visiting. Follow the rules and regulations of each of the different Pueblos. Dog Trails To protect park wildlife from disease, parasites, and disturbance, pets are not permitted in most areas of Bandelier National Monument. Pets are allowed only in the campground, picnic area, and main parking lot. They must be leashed (leash under 6 feet) at all times. Pets are allowed on Department of Energy (DOE) lands that are posted as open for public use (see map). These areas, including the parking areas, are closed after dark. • Pets may not be left unattended (except within a vehicle) and may not be tied to an object (except when staying in the campground). • Pets left in vehicles must be given enough ventilation to ensure their safety. • It is the responsibility of the person accompanying the pet to clean up after it. All pet excrement must be picked up and disposed of properly. Abert’s Squirrel in Snow Photo by Sally King Bradbury Science Museum Named for Norris Bradbury, the second director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory; its exhibits highlight scientific activities in Los Alamos from the earliest days of the Manhattan Project to the present high-tech, Use this map to find hiking areas that permit dogs. 3 Aspens during Autumn NPS Collection NAU Focus Groups Completed with Pueblo Communities T Cochiti Pueblo Focus group NPS Collection hanks to all of the community members at each Pueblo who volunteered to participate in the focus groups last fall and winter. Using focus groups and interviews, professors and students from the Social Science Laboratory at Northern Arizona University (NAU) determined what Bandelier should be doing to better serve Pueblo communities. They compiled recommendations for park management. The park began implementing many of these recommendations in November 2008. In November, Bandelier staff worked with JoAnn Storch in the Pojoaque Schools Indian Education Department to host Pueblo heritage days at every school. Pueblo students wore traditional clothing and traditional Pueblo foods were served for lunch. Assemblies were held throughout the day for Pueblo students to perform traditional dances for their teachers and classmates. Bandelier provided funding for the activities and transportation for families to Bandelier the following day to participate in special cultural demonstrations and dances at the park. Park Rangers attend Heritage Days at Pojoaque Schools, NPS Collection In February 2009, Bandelier staff conducted a mock consultation meeting for the Pojoaque High School Pueblo Leadership class. In March, Bandelier received a grant from the National Park Foundation to hire Pueblo students into internships as park rangers. Five high school and college interns were hired. See the Pueblo internship article for more information. plants near the Main Loop Trail, learn cavate conservation techniques, and much more. Bandelier is also hosting high school students throughout the summer for the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council Upward Bound program. Students will replaster an horno oven, remove exotic To keep community members informed about outreach efforts at Bandelier, this publication is being distributed to the four Pueblos which requested it. Throughout the summer, Bandelier will continue to host cultural demonstrators on weekends As part of ongoing training and holidays through efforts for park employees August 16th. From and community members, horno-bread baking Bandelier staff provided to pottery making to Cultural Demonstration at San Ildefonso NPS Collection drum making, a wide cultural sensitivity training for all new employees and range of traditional as a part of the Leadership Los Alamos Pueblo skills will be shared with the program. public. In May, Bandelier hosted its annual Pueblo consultation meeting. Representatives from the 6 affiliated Pueblos were invited to attend to meet the new superintendent and to discuss the visitor center renovation project, fire management projects, job opportunities, resource management projects, and the recommendations of the focus groups In early August, youth and elders from Cochiti will participate in a camping weekend at Bandelier. Other activities have yet to be scheduled. Visit the Bandelier website for a list of ongoing events at www.nps.gov/band. Pueblo Consultation B andelier National Monument maintains a strong relationship with the affiliated Pueblos. Pueblo consultation is important in getting the perspective of the Pueblo people on new exhibits to management issues. Bandelier is committed to maintaining these very important relationships. Here are some the ways Bandelier National Moument has worked with Pueblo consultation and outreach. Pueblo Representatives consulting on items for the new exhibits NPS Collection Pueblo Consultation • 1990’s Completion of NAGPRA consultations • 2001-08 Annual consultation meeting held with the six affiliated Pueblos at Bandelier (San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, Cochiti, Santo Domingo, San Felipe, Zuni) • 2001-09 Annual superintendent meeting arranged at each Pueblo with Governors • 2002 Formation of a formal exhibit consultation committee - thru 2007 • 2002 Consultation agreement signed • 2008 Tribal Council presentations about final exhibit designs (San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, Cochiti & Zuni) • 2008 Focus Groups conducted by 4 NAU at Cochiti, Zuni & San Ildefonso • 2009 Meetings for Implementation of findings from NAU research • 2009 May consultation meeting. at Bandelier; superintendent introduction to 6 Pueblos • Ongoing site tours for Pueblo officials • Ongoing Pueblo review of publications, exhibits & programs Pueblo Outreach • 2001-9 Cultural Demonstration Program • 2004 Developed 4th Grade Ancestral Pueblo curriculum • 2006-8 Annual Fall Fiesta • 2006 Cultural Heritage Demonstration Program – Pecos, Petroglyph, Bandelier • Ongoing transportation for schools to visit the park or rangers to visit schools • 2009 Pueblo Youth Outreach Program – Pecos, Petroglyph and Bandelier • 2009 Pueblo Youth Internship Program Staff Development • 2001-9 Cultural Sensitivity Training • 2005-9 4 hrs. of annual cultural training defined by employees Community Training • 2007-9 Leadership Los Alamos Cultural Leadership session at Bandelier Bandelier Begins a Youth Internship Program Each of the students went through an application and interview process with staff from the park. Based on this process, students were chosen for their interest in the National Park Service and their commitment to help educate themselves as well as others about their connections to Bandelier National Monument. and squirrels. With over 70 miles of hiking trails, Ramon and Joseph have a magnificent backdrop everyday! Ferron D. Naranjo from Cochiti “Bandelier is a special place Pueblo is working as a seasonal filled with beautiful canyons and park ranger with the serene mesa tops. This place interpretive staff in the has more meanings than most Bandelier visitor center. As part people think. This is where my of the seasonal People came from. If you keep staff, Ferron walking south you will provides park eventually come to Cochiti. visitors with park That’s how close I am to this and area inforplace,”-Lucas Suina mation, issues backcountry andelier is closely affiliated with Cochiti, San Ildefonso, San Felipe, permits and takes visitors on guided Santa Clara, Santo Domingo and Zuni tours on the Main Pueblos. With funding from the Loop Trail. National Park Foundation and the Lucas Suina from Cochiti is working with the resource protection staff to learn about law enforcement roles and responsibilities. Accompaning law enforcement rangers on patrol and hiking backcountry trails, Lucas helps in the protection of Bandelier’s unique resources. B “To me, Bandelier is history because my ancestors lived here. Working at Bandelier is fun because I like being outdoors and learning new skills,” -Joseph Naranjo 35 national parks to develop outreach strategies and sustainable community partnerships. Bandelier received one of these grants for this program. Bandelier hopes to receive the funding again next year from the NPF to continue bringing more Pueblo youth to learn and work among their ancestral homelands. For more information about this program, contact Lynne Dominy at (505)672-3861 ext. 511. National Park Service, Bandelier has hired 5 youth from the affiliated Pueblos to work this summer. Working with school counselors and tribal leaders, Bandelier recruited the students in the spring and they began work in May. Lynette Quintana All of the students “Working as a park from Santo Domingo ranger at Bandelier gives started their internand Cochiti Pueblos ships with 3 weeks me the opportunity to is also working at the of training and explore my Pueblo visitor center. Aside will work with the heritage in my ancestral from working in the public all summer. homeland,” visitor center, As a part of their -Lynette Quintanna Lynette often internships, the works with other interns will visit interpretive rangers learning about other cultural sites in the area including behind-the-scenes work like lost Chaco and Puye. They will also attend and found and general office work Feast Days at Cochiti, Santo Domingo, to ensure demonstrators and groups and Santa Clara Pueblos. Although all have a great experience in the park. the students are from different Pueblos, they are learning how their own history Ramon Baros from San Ildefonso connects them to Bandelier. Pueblo and Joseph Naranjo from “Working in Bandelier National Santa Clara Pueblo are roving on This project was funded with generous Monument comes with great park trails to educate the public support from Evelyn and Walter Haas privileges. It is a place where I about the importance of food Jr. Fund and the Popplestone Foundacan fully connect with storage and wildlife interaction tion, the National Park Foundation my ancestors, my culture, and issues with bears, rattlesnakes, (NPF). The NPF awarded $500,000 to my heritage,” -Ferron Naranjo 5 “Working at Bandelier is great because my roots trace back to here. Knowing that the spirits of my ancestors are here makes Bandelier feel like home. I am here working for my ancestors. It is good for youth to visit or work at Bandelier to learn more about their roots and other cool things,” -Ramon Baros Cultural Demonstrations D escendants of the Ancestral Pueblo people strive to maintain their strong cultural ties to the land, their beliefs and their traditional ways of life. Pueblo people continue to carry on many of the skills Top: Robert Tenorio, Santo Domingo Pueblo Painting with a yucca paintbrush. Bottom: Zuni Pueblo Dance Group at Bandelier NPS Collection and knowledge passed on through generations. at the visitor center throughout the summer. At Bandelier National Monument, visitors are offered the opportunity to see some of these skills like pottery, jewelry, dances and bread baking. Demonstrations are done Please join us as we welcome these talented artists from the different Pueblos. Learn the process of drummaking, watch skilled woodcarvers, and learn how Pueblo May 23-24 Carlos Herrera, Cochiti Drums May 25 Sharon Naranjo-Garcia, Santa Clara Pottery May 25 Tewa Dancers from the North, Ohkay Owingeh Dance Group May 30-31, Warren Coriz, Santo Domingo Pottery June 6-7, Merrill Avatchoya, Hopi/Tewa Woodcarving June 12, Calvin Lovato, Santo Domingo Jewelry June 13-14, Robert Tenorio, Santo Domingo Pottery June 15, 2009, Bill Lockwood, Ohkay Owingeh Gourd Painting June 19, Tomas Herrera, Cochiti Drums June 20-21, Michael Bancroft, Ohkay Owingeh Pottery June 27-28, Darris Lovato, Santo Domingo Turkey Feather Blankets and Jewelry July 3, Tim Herrera, Cochiti Drums America’s Best Idea “When we started making this film ten years ago we quickly realized that the history of our parks is very much the history of our country. At the heart of the national park idea is the democratic notion that the most magnificent and sacred places in our nation belong to everyone. And from the very start, people of all backgrounds, rich and poor, well known and unknown, have been involved in the evolution of the park idea. We wanted to find — and then tell — their stories.” Dayton Duncan potters create beautiful clay pots without the use of a wheel. For more information on the Cultural Demonstration program, please call the visitor center at (505) 672.3861 ext. 517. July 4-5, Harvey Abeyta, Santo Domingo Flintknapping July 5, Pueblo Dance Group July 6, Pricilla Abeyta, Santo Domingo Jewelry July 8, 2009, Arnold Herrera, Cochiti Drums July 11, Pueblo Dance Group July 11-12, Steven Lockwood, Ohkay Owingeh Pottery July 12, 2009, Horno Bread Baking July 18-19, Dolores Toya, Jemez Pottery July 25-26, Arlene Archuleta, Ohkay Owingeh August 1, 2009, Horno Bread Baking August 1-2, Annjeanetta David-Baca, Hopi Woodcarving August 8-9, Josephine Toya, Jemez Pueblo Pottery August 15-16, Caroline Lovato, Santo Domingo Turkey Feather Blankets and Jewelry. the Ken Burns series, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea which is set to be released in September 2009. This documentary tells the stories of the national parks and the creation of the National Park Service. The six-part, 12-hour documentary directed by Burns and written and co-produced by Dayton Duncan will premiere on PBS stations nationwide on Sunday, September 27, and continue for six consecutive nights. P arks across the nation have been gearing up and getting ready for the increased interest we expect to be generated from 6 Lower Falls, Bandelier National Monument NPS Collection To learn more about this film visit http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks. Bandelier Visitor Center Rehabilitation to Begin in August This building is the focal point for the National Historic Landmark District which contains the largest number of high integrity CCC structures, furniture and tinware fixtures in the National Park System. The CCC played a very significant role in New Mexico - building almost the entire road and dam infrastructure for the state. Very few of the most significant CCC resources, such as this District, remain in New Mexico today. This project will improve the protection of this important resource and will improve the visitor experience within it. To assure that our efforts maximize the protection of this building, the State The desired project outcome for rehabilitating the visitor center is to have a safer, more effective and efficient structure with a restored historic character that better serves the public and the surrounding communities A to build the new exhibits. A new park film is also in the making with combined funding from park partners and the Park Pass Program. All of these elements have been integrated together to create a building that will best serve the park visitors and will provide outstanding opportunities for understanding and appreciating park resources and stories. fter eight years of planning and consultation, Bandelier received Congressional funding in 2009 for the line-item construction rehabilitation of A Pueblo conthe National Historic Landmark visitor sultation comcenter. This project will address the mittee worked maintenance, accessibility, and safety for 6 years to issues in the Bandelier visitor cendesign and ter. This is the only public facility at review every Visitor Center Lobby 1940s. Bandelier and it serves as the primary element of the NPS Colletction entry and exit point for 80% of all park new exhibits. visitors (230,000 people). Located in We truly appreciate the time and effort Frijoles Canyon, with the only parking contributed by Lee Suina from Cochiti area for accessing the park's primary Pueblo, Councilman Arden Kucate visitor use area, this National Historic from Zuni Pueblo, Jason Garcia from Landmark building contains restrooms, Santa Clara Pueblo, and Gary Roybal a theater, a bookand Myron The active involvement of the six Pueblos affiliated with the store, an information Gonzales park in the development of the new exhibits and film will play a desk, and interpretive from San key role in assuring that our interpretive efforts will strengthen exhibits. Ildefonso Pueblo ties to the park and will convey the importance of Pueblo, in Bandelier to today’s Pueblo people. “The museum will addition to close in mid-August the Council followed by the rest members of the building soon after,” said park Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has from each of these Pueblos. Many Superintendent Jason Lott. “We will put been involved in all stages of planning original Pueblo pieces were commisa temporary trailer and restrooms in the and design. sioned to integrate Pueblo histories, picnic area during the rehabilitation and languages, and perspectives throughout route people onto the Main Loop Trail Improving this facility will encourage the exhibits. from there. Nothing in the park will be increased use by tour, school, and comclosed except for the visitor center and munity groups. The renovation of the “We are very excited about this project museum. We expect the project to last building is only one part of this project. because it will truly enhance every park for at least 9 months. We will reopen the New exhibits are being designed to tell visitors experience in Frijoles Canyon building as soon the primary park and because it is a wonderful investment as the rehabilitastories and provide into our historic visitor center,” said tion is complete access to the museum Chief of Interpretation, Lynne Dominy. and the new collection. Public “The film combined with the exhibits exhibits have been entrance fees, generwill help everyone understand the installed.” ated through the Fee complexity, beauty and sacredness of Program, will be used this special place.” 1935-36 Painting by Helmut Naumer of the Visitor Center NPS Colletction 7 All of the following elements will be addressed in the rehabilitation project of the visitor center: *Electrical rewiring *Asbestos removal *Accessibility improvements to the lobby, restrooms & museum *Relocation of museum mechanical systems & circulation improvements *Improvement of flow throughout building to reduce crowding *Restroom capacity expanded *Theater/multipurpose addition for groups & showing new film *Replacement of inefficient HVAC systems *Addition of fire detection & suppression systems *Improved security system *Improved sustainability *Improved protection of and access to the museum collection *Restored historic character for National Landmark CCC building *Visitor & employee safety enhanced *A quality visitor experience will be provided *Mechanical systems & park operations will be more efficient *Improved connections to communities and to the Pueblo culture through new exhibits *Revitalized interest by area residents to revisit Bandelier to experience new integrated experiences & an improved experience for area visitors For more information on this project please contact: 1930s CCC Enrollee creating decor Lynne for the Visitor Centert NPS Collection Dominy, Chief of Interpretation, Bandelier National Monument, (505) 672-3861 ext.511 Friends of Bandelier Who are we? T he Friends of Bandelier are private citizens who love the Monument. A Board of Trustees governs the activities under a formal Memorandum of Agreement with the National Park Service. Park Rangers request help on special projects and the Friends group tries to meet the park’s needs. The membership stays informed of Friends’ activities, and of key issues affecting the Monument, through letters, field trips, and announcements in the local newspapers. The mission of the Friends of Bandelier is to provide assistance to Bandelier National Monument. You are invited to join the Friends. Dues start at $15 per year (and more is greatly accepted). The Friends of Bandelier provide support for: ♥Accessibility ♥Traditional Crafts ♥Education ♥Special projects such as trail maintenance ♥Archeology ♥Visitor amemities such as water fountains ♥Scientific research ♥Publications, including this newspaper P.O. Box 1282 Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544 Name_____________________________ Address___________________________ __________________________________ www.friendsofbandelier.org. Volunteers WNPA T W he National Park Service VolunteersIn-Parks Program (VIP) was authorized by Public Law 91-357 enacted in 1970. The primary purpose of the VIP program is to provide a vehicle through which the National Park Service can accept voluntary help and services from the public. The major objective of the program is to coordinate this voluntary help so as to be mutually beneficial to the National Park Service and the volunteer. In FY 2008, 186 volunteers donated 21,213.5 hours to Bandelier. Many special projects were accomplished. If you’d like to help, you can join us too. For more information, visit http://www.nps.gov/volunteer or call 505-6723861 x 517 and ask for the park volunteer coordinators. Friends of Bandelier annual $15______ contributing $30 _____ sponsor $100 _____ senior/student $5 ______ special gift $________ Further details concerning the Friends of Bandelier can be found at Bandelier National Monument presently

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