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April 18, 2013

Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering this weekend
DNR sponsoring four work parties on April 20

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites the public to attend a volunteer event on April 20 in honor of Earth Day.

Earth Day volunteer events on DNR-managed lands on April 20:

Mima Mounds NAP Event - Olympia

Where:Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve (NAP)
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
What:Aid in facilities maintenance, including repairs, sign and trail maintenance, and prairie restoration. An interpretive walk will be offered near the end of the day for interested volunteers.
Bring: Bring work gloves, sturdy shoes, water, and dress for the weather. DNR will provide tools. 
Directions:   From I-5, take exit 95. Go west on Highway 121 toward Littlerock. From Littlerock, continue west on 128th to "T" in the road. Turn right on Waddell Creek Road. Mima Mounds NAP entrance is about 1 mile on the left. 
Contact:Birdie Davenport at 360-902-1434 or roberta.davenport@dnr.wa.gov  

Capitol State Forest Event - Olympia
Where: Capitol State Forest
When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
What:Volunteers will work on finishing the Porter Trail. In addition, volunteers put gravel on trails and install water bars. Many volunteers will stay for a mountain bike ride after the work party.
Partners:Friends of Capitol Forest and REI
Bring:Bring water, work gloves, sturdy work shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt. Lunch will be provided.
Directions:   Meet at the 'Y' in Capitol Forest (the intersection of Sherman Valley Road and Waddell Creek Road). Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/RjEMB
Contact:Nick Cronquist at 360-480-2700 or nick.cronquist@dnr.wa.gov

Tahuya State Forest Event - Belfair

Where:Clean the Tahuya Work Party
When:9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What:Pick up garbage and clean up recreation sites.
Bring: Bring water, work gloves, sturdy work shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt. Lunch will be provided.
Directions:   From Belfair, take State Route 300 for 3.5 miles. Turn right on Belfair-Tahuya Road and go 1.9 miles. Turn right on Elfendahl Pass Road and go 3.5 mile. Oak Patch will be on your left, marked with cones and ribbons at the entrance.
Contact: Jesse Sims at 360-801-5097 or jesse.sims@dnr.wa.gov

Samish Bay Trail Event - Bellingham

Where:Samish Bay Trail Clean-Up
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What: Help maintain the Samish Bay Trail with Washington Conservation Corps members. There is work for all skill and fitness levels.
Bring:Bring water, lunch, work gloves, sturdy work shoes, long pants, personal eye protection, a long-sleeved shirt, and your favorite hand tools.
Directions:   From I-5 north, take exit 240. Turn left on Samish Lake Road. Go 0.5 miles to Barrel Springs Road. Turn left. Go 0.6 miles to B-1000 Road. Go 1.9 miles to B-2000 intersection. Turn left, travel 2.1 miles to Samish Overlook.
Contact:Christ Thomsen at 360-854-2860 or christ.thomsen@dnr.wa.gov 

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Celebrate Earth Day by Volunteering with DNR

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, alert law enforcement to any suspicious activities, and much more.

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 an in-kind match when DNR applies for grant funding. Volunteers can also earn volunteer vouchers toward a complimentary Discover Pass for 24 hours of work on approved projects.

DNR posts its recreation volunteer projects on the web at www.dnr.wa.gov/RecreationEducation/Topics/OtherRecreationInformation/Pages/amr_rec_volunteer_calendar.aspx.

Media Contact:
Diana Lofflin, Recreation Program Communications Manager, 360-902-1169, Diana.Lofflin@dnr.wa.gov  
Dan Payne, Recreation information & Outreach, 360-902-1743

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