2014 | Grant Amount: $4,000

From December through June, the park is leading snow science investigations for our Mount Rainier Institute programming, offered in partnership with the University of Washington. Funding allows the purchase of new required equipment:

  • Avalanche shovels (16) $800
  • Snow Saws (16) $800
  • Thermometer (16) $200
  • Snow Study Kits (8) $1,200 (slope meters, inclinometers, snowflake magnifiers and grids, snowbrush)
  • Snow Density Gauges (16) $800
  • Avalanche Poles $200