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September 19, 2012

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by volunteering on state lands Sept. 29
DNR and partners to host events across Washington

OLYMPIA – Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invite the public to join volunteers and partner organizations to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 29, on DNR-managed lands across Washington.
Hundreds of volunteers will join DNR staff and partner organizations to repair trails, clean up garbage, clear brush, remove invasive plants, dig ditches, and a host of other projects at selected DNR-managed recreation areas and Natural Resources Conservation Areas.

 

 Who: Washington State Department of Natural Resources
 What: National Public Lands Day volunteer events
 When: Saturday, September 29, 2012

 Where:  

 

 

 

Tiger Mountain State Forest near Issaquah, WA – Contribute to efforts to create a sustainable network of mountain bike trails…the first in over 20 years!
Directions: From Seattle take I-90 East past Issaquah and take Exit 29 to Hwy 18 West.  Drive to the summit of Hwy 18 and turn right into the Tiger Summit parking lot (follow sign for Tiger Mountain State Forest). Work parties convene in the gravel parking lot adjacent to Hwy 18.
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Contact: Sam Jarrett, 206-375-0448, or
sam.jarrett@dnr.wa.gov
 Capitol State Forest near Olympia, WA – Grab your quad and ‘rock the loop.’ Volunteers will move gravel into place along the Lost Valley Loop Trail.
Directions: Meet at the Mima Falls Campground: From I-5 take Exit 95 for WA-121 N toward Littlerock/Maytown; go 0.2 mi. Turn left onto WA-121 S/Maytown Rd SW Continue to follow Maytown Rd SW; go 3.1 mi. Continue onto 128th Ave SW; go 0.8 mi. Turn left onto Waddell Creek Rd SW; go 1.3 mi. Turn right onto Bordeaux Rd; go down half a mile to Marksmen Road and turn right. Follow road till it comes to a Y; go left and you have arrived at the campground.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact: Nick Cronquist, 360-480-2700, or
nick.cronquist@dnr.wa.gov
 

Yacolt Burn State Forest near Vancouver, WA – Clean up off-road vehicle (ORV) trails as you ‘pick up the burn.’ Bonus: enjoy lunch by Piston Wild Motorsports.
Directions: Meet at the Jones Creek ORV Trailhead. From I-5: Take I-205 exit and then take the Orchard exit (Exit 30); curve around over freeway to first light and take right onto State Route 500/Fourth Plain Road. Follow Fourth Plain out of town to Northeast 53rd Street. Follow 53rd Street east until it becomes Bradford Road. Follow Bradford Road to Ireland Road and turn left, followed by another left onto Lessard Road. After about 2 miles, Lessard Road becomes Boulder Creek Road. Turn left onto the 1600 RD. Trailhead is just up the road.
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact: Nick Cronquist, 360-480-2700, or
nick.cronquist@dnr.wa.gov

 Cattle Point NRCA, San Juan Islands – Protect sensitive bluffs around Cattle Point by installing a split-rail fence.
Directions: From the ferry terminal at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, take Spring Street for a half-mile. Turn left onto Mullis Street, which, in about one mile, becomes Cattle Point Road. Continue for about 8 miles, travelling past American Camp; the Cattle Point NRCA interpretive center is on the right.
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact: Chris Robertson, 360-856-3500, or
christopher.roberston@dnr.wa.gov 

 Woodard Bay NRCA near Olympia, WA – Spend the day restoring native habitat by removing invasive weeds. At the end of the event, learn about the area by joining a guided, interpretive trail walk.
Directions: From Olympia, travel north on East Bay Drive, which becomes Boston Harbor Road. Turn right onto Woodard Bay Road. Travel about 1.5 miles; the road jogs to the left then picks up again to the right. Follow Woodard Bay Rd. to the bottom of the hill. The parking area is on your left, just before the bridge.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact: Birdie Davenport, 360-902-1434, or
roberta.davenport@dnr.wa.gov

 Camas Meadows NRCA near Ellensburg, WA – This event has been CANCELLED.
Contact: Tony Sachet, 509-925-0940, or
tony.sachet@dnr.wa.gov

 Mailbox Peak near North Bend, WA – Join DNR, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, and REI as they work to keep hikers safe by building a new sustainable trail to Mailbox Peak.
Directions: From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to Exit 34 (Edgewick Road). Turn left (north) onto 468th Street and follow it to the junction with the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road (Forest Road 56). Turn right and continue up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road to the end of the pavement (about 3 miles from the I-90 exit). Turn right onto a gated road and park, being sure not to block the gate.
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Contact: Kelly Heintz, 425-466-6145, or
kelly.heintz@dnr.wa.gov

 Reiter Foothills Motorized Trails near Gold Bar, WA – Build motorized trail and create natural obstacles on single-track trails.
Directions: From Gold Bar, head east on State Highway 2. Turn left on Reiter Road just outside of Gold Bar. Go 1 mile and stay to the right at the ‘Y’ in the road. Continue on Reiter Road for another 3.1 miles. As you approach the 3.2 mile mark, you will be turning left onto a DNR forest road (commonly known as Deer Flats Road). As you approach the turn, there will be a tree with two bright orange painted dots, an arrow painted on the road with a big “R,” and a DNR sign that says “Reiter Foothills Forest.”
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Contact: David Way, 360-854-2830, or
david.way@dnr.wa.gov
  
Web links:
DNR’s Blog Ear to the Ground: Mark your calendars: September 29 is National Public Lands Day.

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Recreation on state lands
DNR manages 5.6 million acres of state-owned forest, aquatic, agricultural, conservation and urban lands. Most recreation on these lands takes place in the 2.9 million acres of forests that DNR manages as state trust lands. By law, state trust lands are managed to produce income for schools, universities, prisons, state mental hospitals, community colleges, local services in many counties, and the state’s General Fund. State trust lands are also managed to provide fish and wildlife habitat and educational and recreational opportunities.

DNR-managed lands provide 1,100 miles of trails, 143 recreation sites, and a variety of landscapes throughout Washington State. Recreational opportunities include hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, camping, motorized vehicle riding, mountain biking, and boating.
DNR’s main recreation focus is to provide trails, trailhead facilities, and a primitive experience in a natural setting.

Media Contact: Diana Lofflin, Recreation Communications Manager, 360-902-1169, Diana.Lofflin@dnr.wa.gov  

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