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Help keep forests safe and accessible; train to be a forest watch volunteer June 11, 2011 
 


MEDIA ADVISORY
                                                                                                         
May 26, 2011

Help keep forests safe and accessible; train to be a forest watch volunteer June 11
State DNR offering free training in the North Olympic Peninsula

FORKS – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a free training for people interested in becoming forest watch volunteers on DNR-managed lands in the Forks, Clallam Bay-Sekiu, Port Angeles and Sequim areas. 

Who
Washington State Department of Natural Resources

What
Forest watch volunteer training.
Once trained, volunteers will help monitor and observe roads, trails, sites, and facilities; provide assistance and information to visitors; and participate in forest patrols, including documenting and reporting concerns to DNR staff or law enforcement. Training also includes first aid, safety, and trail maintenance practices.

When
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 11.

Where
U.S. Forest Service Snider Work Center
551 W. Snider Rd.
Beaver, Washington

Why
DNR’s forest watch program provides an opportunity for volunteers to engage in important and meaningful service. Forest watch volunteers help protect and enhance state-managed lands while promoting and modeling good stewardship and responsible use. 

Bring
This training is an in-class session. Please bring a pen, notepad, and lunch.

Register
The forest watch volunteer training is free, but registration is recommended. Contact Cathy Baker, 360-374-2860 or cathy.baker@dnr.wa.gov.

Directions
From East Clallam County (Port Angeles, Sequim) 

  • Take Hwy. 101 and drive south approximately 37 miles (from Port Angeles).
  • Turn right onto W Snider Road.
  • Work center is on the left.

From West Clallam County (Forks/Clallam Bay-Sekiu)

  • Take Hwy. 101 and drive north approximately 20 miles
  • Turn left onto W Snider Road. 
  • Work center is on the left.  

Volunteers and DNR: An enduring partnership
Volunteers play a key role in keeping DNR recreation areas open and safe for the public. Volunteers help maintain trails and facilities, pick up litter, participate in work parties, provide information to visitors, and alert law enforcement to any illegal activities. Each year, volunteers spend tens of thousands of hours working to improve recreation on DNR-managed lands. Many of  these hours can be used as in-kind match when DNR applies for grant funding.

Media Contact: Toni Droscher, Recreation Program Communications Manager, 360-902-1523, toni.droscher@dnr.wa.gov  

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360-902-1016
dnrnews@dnr.wa.gov

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