Grand Teton National Park Foundation

Grand Teton Launches Snake River Ambassador Program

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
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Anyone who has floated the Snake River through Grand Teton National Park understands what an exciting and inspiring trip it is. Around every bend, boaters are presented with unique, changing views of the Teton Range. The awesome beauty and accessibility, combined with the Wild and Scenic designation, have led to increased recreational use in recent years. This has sparked park officials to develop a new volunteer program to ensure a positive and safe experience for visitors floating the Snake River.

River users take in the view near the Deadman's Bar boat launch.

Grand Teton’s Snake River Ambassador program will educate visitors about the potential hazards and necessary skills to safely navigate the Snake River. By interacting with users at access points before they launch their boats, volunteer ambassadors will help increase safety, prevent accidents, and improve visitors’ experiences.

Do you have a passion for rivers? Now is your chance to get involved!

Grand Teton National Park is currently seeking applicants who are interested in volunteering for the pilot summer of the Snake River Ambassador program. The park is looking for people who have knowledge and skills paddling rivers and who excel at interacting with the public to help increase awareness of river safety. Scheduling is flexible and any necessary training will be provided.

If you are interested in sharing your expertise and would like to be a part of this exciting new program, please contact Snake River Supervisory Ranger Matt Wilber at matthew_wilber@nps.gov or 307-739-3370.

A beautiful sunset float on the Wild and Scenic Snake River.

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