FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2009
Volunteers needed to help clean up Tahuya State Forest
Event takes place this weekend (December 5 and 6) near Belfair
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and partners are sponsoring a cleanup at Tahuya State Forest near Belfair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., December 5 and 6. Volunteers can participate on either or both days. A potluck will follow the clean-up activities on both days.
Volunteers should meet at the Oak Patch in the Tahuya State Forest (mile marker 4.5 on Elfendahl Pass Road). Bring gloves, a camp chair, and a potluck dish. The event will go on, rain or shine, with a covered area provided for the potlucks.
DNR’s partners in the cleanup include the Wheelers of Washington (donating a dumpster); Mudslingers 4x4 Association (donating port-a-potties); and the Tahuya/Green Mountain Focus Group.
Directions: Take Hwy. 3 to Hwy. 300 (North Shore Road), turn right on Belfair-Tahuya Rd., turn right on Elfendahl Pass Rd, follow the signs.
For more information, contact Jesse Sims at 360-801-5097 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 2.1 million acres of forests that DNR manages as state trust lands. By law, DNR manages state trust lands 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 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 and Outreach Specialist, 360-902-1523 and email@example.com
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