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Volunteers needed for work party at Jones Creek April 25 
 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                                                                                         
April 10, 2009

Volunteers needed for work party at Jones Creek April 25
Event and volunteer appreciation barbecue will celebrate the upcoming opening of the area’s ORV season

OLYMPIA—Help kick off the May 1 opening of Jones Creek Off-road Vehicle (ORV) Trail with a work party and barbecue starting at 9 a.m. April 25 at the Jones Creek trailhead in Yacolt Burn State Forest.

The event is co-sponsored by staff from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Pacific Cascade Region and the Jones Creek Trail Riders Association.

Jones Creek is a popular trail system for ORV riders. Work party projects include:
• Trailhead maintenance.
• Painting restrooms.
• Beginners riding area maintenance.
• Litter removal.
• Trail maintenance such as installing signs, clearing brush, and draining puddles.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the trailhead. Dress for rain or shine, wear your work or hiking boots, and bring work gloves and drinking water. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own ORVs, tools, and any equipment to help complete the projects.

A volunteer appreciation barbecue begins at 2 p.m. Bring a side dish to share. If you plan on attending the barbecue, call Jessica Kimmick at 360-852-3390 or send an e-mail to Jessica.kimmick@dnr.wa.gov .

Recreation on DNR-managed lands
DNR manages more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, aquatic, agricultural, conservation and urban lands. Most recreation on these lands takes place in the 2.2 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: Toni Droscher, communications & outreach specialist, 360-902-1523 (office), 360-485-3406 (mobile) or toni.droscher@dnr.wa.gov  

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