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Interested in recreation on DNR-managed lands? Want to get involved? Consider volunteering.

There are all sorts of ways you can get involved in improving recreation on DNR-managed lands. Help build and repair trails. Restore or monitor a stream. Paint buildings. Build a bridge. Attend a meeting and provide your input. Check out upcoming volunteer opportunities on our calendar below...

UPDATED: January 27, 2015

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The Discover Pass is your ticket to Washington's great outdoors. 
Learn more at
www.discoverpass.wa.gov.

For a list and maps of DNR-managed state trust lands that require the Discover Pass go to www.dnr.wa.gov/recreation.

2015:      January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July

Volunteers must be 18 or older or have pre-approved parental signature on volunteer form. 

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January 2015

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february 2015

DateTimeEvent / Sponsor / ActivityLocationContact

February 7

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friends of Capitol Forest Work Party
Join DNR staff and Friends of Capitol Forest to perform drainage work and trail shaping on the Porter trail from Wedekind to Porter Creek entrance.

What To Bring
Clothing appropriate for weather conditions, work gloves, lunch and drinks if desired. Children and dogs are welcome. Often a mountain bike ride follows the work party.

For more information, visit friendsofcapitolforest.org

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass


 

Capitol State Forest
Meet at the "Y" intersection of Waddell Creek Rd. and Sherman Valley Rd.


 

 Nick Cronquist
360-480-2700
nick.cronquist@dnr.wa.gov

February 78 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Larch Mountain Trail Work Party
Join DNR staff and partners from Washington ATV for trail maintenance and evaluating.

What To Bring
Warm clothes, water, lunch, hard hats, gloves, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Gear for trail clearing, hedge trimmers. Volunteers will need a quad/motorcycle to access trails.

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass

 

Larch Mountain Trail
Meet at Middle Waddle Trailhead.

Directions

  • Continue W on Waddell Creek Rd from Margaret McKenny
  • Entrance for 1.2 mi. Turn left 0.1 mi. to site.

Nick Cronquist
360-480-2700
nick.cronquist@dnr.wa.gov

February 14

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Walker Valley ORV Area Work Party
Join DNR staff and other volunteers to help work on trails, clean ditches, haul gravel, brush trails, paint, pick up garbage and more! No need to call first.

What To Bring
Bring a hard hat, gloves, lunch, and water. Work parties take place rain or shine!

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass

 

 

Walker Valley
Meet at the Walker Valley Trailhead Information Kiosk 18652 Peter Burns Rd.,
Mount Vernon

Get Directions

Jim Cahill
360-854-2874
jim.cahill@dnr.wa.gov

February 28

8:30 a.m. to 3:30

Oyster Dome Work Party

Join DNR Staff, members from the Washington Trails Association (WTA), and other volunteers to rebuild the steep, nasty sections of trail leading to Oyster Dome.

 

What to bring
Wear weather appropriate clothing, gloves and boots. Bring lunch.

 

Please register for this event online with WTA.

 

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass

 

Blanchard Mountain

Meet at Samish Overlook on Blanchard Mountain and be prepared for a flat 1.5 mile hike to the worksite.

  • Start at I-5, exit 240.
  • Turn Northwest on Samish Lk Rd.
  • Go 0.5 mi to Barrel Springs Rd, turn left.
  • Go 0.6 mi and turn right on DNR Rd.
  • Go 3.8 mi to Blanchard Forest Block to Samish Overlook

Reid Parker

360-982-8764
reid.parker@dnr.wa.gov

March 2015

DateTimeEvent / Sponsor / ActivityLocationContact

March 1



8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Oyster Dome Work Party

Join DNR Staff, members from the Washington Trails Association (WTA), and other volunteers to rebuild the steep, nasty sections of trail leading to Oyster Dome.

 

What to bring
Wear weather appropriate clothing, gloves and boots. Bring lunch.

 

Please register for this event online with WTA.

 

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass
 

 

Blanchard Mountain

Meet at Samish Overlook on Blanchard Mountain and be prepared for a flat 1.5 mile hike to the worksite.

  • Start at I-5, exit 240.
  • Turn Northwest on Samish Lk Rd.
  • Go 0.5 mi to Barrel Springs Rd, turn left.
  • Go 0.6 mi and turn right on DNR Rd.
  • Go 3.8 mi to Blanchard Forest Block to Samish Overlook

Reid Parker

360-982-8764
reid.parker@dnr.wa.gov

 

March 14
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Oyster Dome Work Party

Join DNR Staff, members from the Washington Trails Association (WTA), and other volunteers to rebuild the steep, nasty sections of trail leading to Oyster Dome.

 

What to bring
Wear weather appropriate clothing, gloves and boots. Bring lunch.

 

Please register for this event online with WTA.

 

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass


 

Blanchard Mountain

Meet at Samish Overlook on Blanchard Mountain and be prepared for a flat 1.5 mile hike to the worksite.

  • Start at I-5, exit 240.
  • Turn Northwest on Samish Lk Rd.
  • Go 0.5 mi to Barrel Springs Rd, turn left.
  • Go 0.6 mi and turn right on DNR Rd.
  • Go 3.8 mi to Blanchard Forest Block to Samish Overlook

Reid Parker

360-982-8764
reid.parker@dnr.wa.gov

 

March 149 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walker Valley ORV Area Work Party
Join DNR staff and other volunteers to help work on trails, clean ditches, haul gravel, brush trails, paint, pick up garbage and more! No need to call first.

What To Bring
Bring a hard hat, gloves, lunch, and water. Work parties take place rain or shine!

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass


Walker Valley
Meet at the Walker Valley Trailhead Information Kiosk 18652 Peter Burns Rd.,
Mount Vernon

Get Directions

Jim Cahill
360-854-2874
jim.cahill@dnr.wa.gov

March 158:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Oyster Dome Work Party

Join DNR Staff, members from the Washington Trails Association (WTA), and other volunteers to rebuild the steep, nasty sections of trail leading to Oyster Dome.

 

What to bring
Wear weather appropriate clothing, gloves and boots. Bring lunch.

 

Please register for this event online with WTA.

 

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass


 

Blanchard Mountain

Meet at Samish Overlook on Blanchard Mountain and be prepared for a flat 1.5 mile hike to the worksite.

  • Start at I-5, exit 240.
  • Turn Northwest on Samish Lk Rd.
  • Go 0.5 mi to Barrel Springs Rd, turn left.
  • Go 0.6 mi and turn right on DNR Rd.
  • Go 3.8 mi to Blanchard Forest Block to Samish Overlook

Reid Parker

360-982-8764
reid.parker@dnr.wa.gov

 

March 288:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Oyster Dome Work Party

Join DNR Staff, members from the Washington Trails Association (WTA), and other volunteers to rebuild the steep, nasty sections of trail leading to Oyster Dome.

 

What to bring
Wear weather appropriate clothing, gloves and boots. Bring lunch.

 

Please register for this event online with WTA.

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass


 

Blanchard Mountain

Meet at Samish Overlook on Blanchard Mountain and be prepared for a flat 1.5 mile hike to the worksite.

  • Start at I-5, exit 240.
  • Turn Northwest on Samish Lk Rd.
  • Go 0.5 mi to Barrel Springs Rd, turn left.
  • Go 0.6 mi and turn right on DNR Rd.
  • Go 3.8 mi to Blanchard Forest Block to Samish Overlook

Reid Parker

360-982-8764
reid.parker@dnr.wa.gov

March 298:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Oyster Dome Work Party

Join DNR Staff, members from the Washington Trails Association (WTA), and other volunteers to rebuild the steep, nasty sections of trail leading to Oyster Dome.

 

What to bring
Wear weather appropriate clothing, gloves and boots. Bring lunch.

 

Please register for this event online with WTA.

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass


 

Blanchard Mountain

Meet at Samish Overlook on Blanchard Mountain and be prepared for a flat 1.5 mile hike to the worksite.

  • Start at I-5, exit 240.
  • Turn Northwest on Samish Lk Rd.
  • Go 0.5 mi to Barrel Springs Rd, turn left.
  • Go 0.6 mi and turn right on DNR Rd.
  • Go 3.8 mi to Blanchard Forest Block to Samish Overlook

Reid Parker

360-982-8764
reid.parker@dnr.wa.gov

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 Contacts

Kirk Thomas
Field Operations Coordinator
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
360-902-1645
kirk.thomas@dnr.wa.gov

Ken Dean
Forest Watch Program Coordinator
360-902-1701
kenneth.dean@dnr.wa.gov

Eryn Akers
Recreation Communications & Outreach Coordinator
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
360-902-1066
eryn.akers@dnr.wa.gov

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