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Fire Tower Steward
Friends of Blue Mountain
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812

Elizabeth Radman Picture

"My summer up on Blue Mountain was one of the most amazing experiences of my entire life. I was able to work with the Friends of Blue Mountain and the DEC to educate the public about the rich history of the Adirondacks, as well as help maintain trails with the Forest ranger. I was privy to some of the most spectacular sunsets, and sunrises I have ever seen, and every day I learned something new about the environment and myself. My days entailed a variety of activities from, moving lumber, to clearing brush, working with the public, and visiting local resorts to teach about preparedness in the woods. This job was a wonderful way to infuse my personal passion of photography and art with my Communication and Environmental degrees. I came back from my summer on the mountain with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for the preservation of our wilderness areas and outdoor recreation, as well as many new friends who work in the outdoor field."

Organization: Friends of Blue Mountain
Organization Mission: To educate the visiting public about the geology, ecology, and general history of the Adirondack region. To maintain the fire tower and the trail to ensure that the public have access to the summit. To reinforce leave no trace practices in the woods, and to keep hikers safe on the trail.

Contact: Tim Leach, Chairman (

About the Internship:
Every day you must interact with the public, be enthusiastic and passionate about what you do. Your job is to educate them on leave no trace practices, safe hiking tips, preparedness, as well as other local hikes to do. Work changes day to day. Monday's assist the local forest ranger in town with educational talks at the Hedges Resort for hikers, then trail work. The rest of the week is up you to spend as you please. Cleaning the summit daily, as well as the trail, maintaining the trail, fixing up the cabin.

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to chairman Tim Leach.