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Things are cooling down around the mountain, rain is on the way and fall is in full swing! If you're heading out in the  Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument be sure to check weather and trail conditions before you go, and have a plan b in case conditions are crummy. 

As always, we remain steadfast in our commitment to bring the volcano to people around the world while improving equity in accessing science, the outdoors and public lands.


Boots & Bow Ties is Back

November 12th at ilani



Saturday, November 12th, 5:30-8:30 pm, at ilani Resort & Casino.

Start your night off with a tasty cocktail, mocktail or glass of pinot, bid on some incredible silent auction items before the live auction begins, and schmooze with other movers and shakers who support science and our public lands.

Don't forget: Slide on a pair of mud boots with your favorite suit or pull out the gowns and gaiters for a night you'll always remember. Because this is no ordinary gala. This is Boots & Bow Ties! 

 Please follow these links if you are interested in sponsoring Boots & Bow Ties or donating an auction item.


We're Hiring a Development Director



The Development Director (DD) creates and implements strategies to build authentic relationships with and solicit support from individual donors, foundations, and corporations. This includes establishing systems and creative strategies for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, tracking, acknowledgment, recognition, events, and donor stewardship. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED) and in partnership with MSHI’s leadership team and Board of Directors, the DD assumes an essential role in helping to develop the strategic direction and overall management of the organization while exercising a significant degree of independent decision-making within the development realm. Importantly, the DD will help lead and evolve with MSHI during a period of significant growth, while promoting a positive and progressive work environment in alignment with the Institute’s mission, values, strategic plan, and policies.


Harry's Secret Cave

By Scott Kemery


In 1980, soon after the mountain awoke, Harry Truman made it known to the world that he had a “secret cave” he could use should the mountain erupt in such a way he would need to escape. Technically Harry had a number of escape plans from driving out in his white pickup to waiting for one of the helicopters whose pilots he had made deals with to pick him up to arrive. 


Throughout the Winds of Change
By Lily Black, Science Educator

As changes occur in our everyday lives, so does the life that surrounds us. We cycle through different stages, build new relationships, say goodbye to others, and life perseveres onward. This same idea applies to the ecosystems around us. Throughout the changing seasons, from spring to summer, and into autumn, we can put our own life changes on pause to reflect on the changes occurring around us. The life that flourishes around Mount St. Helens is ever-changing, a reminder that nothing on Earth, not even the Pearly, is Everlasting.


Thank You for Your Give More 24! Support

Thanks to everyone who gave during the Give More 24! Event. We raised $12,255, exceeding our goal of $10,000 and we couldn't have done it without you!


Thanks for reading. Please contact Jared if you have any questions or comments about this issue of Rumblings.

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