October 12, 2012
Walker Valley recreation trails reopen in time for weekend
Off road vehicle trails reopen early after successful fire suppression efforts
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will reopen the Walker Valley off-road vehicle (ORV) recreation area on October 13 at 6:00 a.m. The 36 miles of trails were closed on October 8, 2012 due to the 24-acre Roaming Roe wildfire on DNR-managed land east of Mt. Vernon in Skagit County. The fire is now contained, allowing DNR to reopen this popular recreation site ahead of schedule.
Who: The Washington State Department of Natural Resources
What: Walker Valley recreation area will reopen
When: Walker Valley will reopen on October 13 at 6:00 a.m.
Where: Walker Valley recreation area, east of Mt. Vernon in Skagit County
Why: The Roaming Roe fire is now contained, allowing DNR to reopen this site ahead of the previously scheduled open date of Monday October 15.
Directions and web link:
Walker Valley Trail Map
Media Contact: Diana Lofflin, Recreation Program Communications Manager, 360-902-1169, firstname.lastname@example.org
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