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DNR's Volunteer Calendar 
 


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: February 26, 2015

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2015:  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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february 2015

DateTimeEvent / Sponsor / ActivityLocationContact
February 288:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jones Creek Trail Work Party
Join DNR staff for trail hardening, tread contouring and water management.

What To Bring
Gloves, weather appropriate clothing, water, lunch

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

 

Yacolt Burn State Forest

Meet at Jones Creek Trailhead.
 

Directions

  • Start in Camas at junction with SR-14. Go N on SR-500 for 3.8 mi. to Fern Prairie
  • Turn right on NE 19th St. and go .8 mi.
  • Turn right on NE Reilly Rd., which becomes NE 292 Ave. Go 1.9 mi.
  • Turn right on NE Ireland Rd.
  • G .2 mi., turn left on NE Lessard Rd. At 2 mi., pavement ends.
  • Continue on gravel road for 1.6 miles to trailhead.

 

Joe Chavez
360-356-0536
joe.chavez@dnr.wa.gov
February 289 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tacoma Trail Cruisers Work Party
Join DNR staff and partners from Tacoma Trail Cruisers to clear trail debris, drain mud puddles, clear culverts and review trail damage.

What To Bring
Bottled water, work gloves, rain gear, shovels and grubhows, chainsaws if you have a bucking certification from DNR, motorcycle or quad


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

 

Capitol State Forest
Meet at the Tacoma Trail Cruisers property at 8:30 a.m. and plan to leave at 9 a.m.

Tacoma Trail Cruisers
9201 Sherman Valley Rd., Olympia

Nick Cronquist
360-480-2700
nick.cronquist@dnr.wa.gov
February 28 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Harry Osborne Work Party
Join DNR staff and partners from Skagit Back Country Horsemen (SBCH) for gravel hauling and trail maintenance. SBCH will be providing lunch for volunteers.

What To Bring
Bottled water, work gloves, rain gear, SBCH and DNR.


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

 

Harry Osborne State Forest
Meet at the Les Hilde Trailhead, at 6998 Medford Rd., Hamilton, WA
Rick Foster
360-391-2429
rick.foster@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

Rick Foster
360-391-2429
rick.foster@dnr.wa.gov

February 289 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reiter Foothills Work Party
Join DNR staff to help harden a bypass route around Boulder Alley on the G-9 trail.


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

Reiter Foothills Forest
Meet at the Lower Parking Lot in Reiter Foothills Motorized Area.


Directions to Reiter Foothills

  • From Gold Bar, head east on State Highway 2.
  • Turn left on Reiter Road.
  • After 1 mile stay to the right at the ‘Y’ in the road and continue on Reiter Road.
  • Left after 3.2 miles onto a DNR forest road commonly known as Deer Flats Road.
  • Continue to the parking area, which will be marked.

 

 

Ben Hale
360-854-8451
ben.hale@dnr.wa.gov
February 289 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walker Valley Public Outreach Party
Join Timber Tamers 4x4 club and DNR staff to help spread awareness about ORV trail riding rules and their importance to maintaining viable trails visitors can enjoy for years to come. 


What To Bring
You’re invited to bring your own 4x4 vehicle for outreach on the ORV trails. DNR will also have informational materials volunteers can hand out on foot. 


 

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

 

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

Get Directions
Jim Cahill
360-854-2874 
james.cahill@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

Rick Foster
360-391-2429
rick.foster@dnr.wa.gov

 

March 7 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bradley ORV Trail Work Party
Join DNR staff and partners from Dirt Church ATV for trail hardening and trail repair.

What To Bring
Gloves, weather appropriate clothing, water, lunch, and an ATV or motorcycle for access to the site.


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

 

Bradley ORV Trailhead
Meet at the Bradley ORV Trailhead.


Directions

  • Start at junction of SR-407 and SR-4.
  • Go N on ST-407 for 3.4 mi.
  • Turn right on Beaver Creek Rd. Go 4.3 mi.
  • Turn left on B-1000 Rd (gravel, one lane) for 1.7 mi. Trailhead on right.

 

Jose Chavez
360-356-0536
Joe.Chavez@dnr.wa.gov
March 7 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Thrillium Work Party
Join DNR staff and partners from Cold Creek Mountain Bikers  in trail maintenance on the Thrillium trail. Work will include water management, brushing, and safety upgrades.

What To Bring
Lunch, water, rain gear, and your favorite tool.

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

 

 

Yacolt Burn State Forest
Volunteers will meet at the L1000 and Cold Creek Bridge for safety briefing and assignments.
Steve Rhodes
360-827-2899
Steven.Rhodes@dnr.wa.gov

March 7 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Equine Loop Trail Brushing Work Party
Join DNR Staff and partners from Southwest WA Appaloosa Club and the Scatter Creek Back Country Horsemen for trail brushing and drainage maintenance on the Equine Loop Trail.

What To Bring
Please bring warm clothes, water, lunch, hard hats, gloves, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Gear for trail clearing, hedge trimmers, clippers, rakes, and, shovels

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

 

 

Capitol State Forest
Meet at the SW WA Appaloosa Club campground, 12011 Waddell Creek Rd. SW, Olympia, WA, 98516
Nick Cronquist
360-480-2700
nick.cronquist@dnr.wa.gov
March 8 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Poo Poo Point and Section Line Trails Work Party
Join DNR staff and partners from Washington Trails Association for trail maintenance on Tiger Mountain.


Please register for this event online with WTA.


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

 

 

Tiger Mountain State Forest
Meet at the Tradition Plateau Parking Area

Directions

  • Drive east on I-90 past Bellevue.
  • Just past Issaquah, take edit 20.
  • Turn right on 270th Ave SE.
  • Turn right on 79th Street.

 

Sam Jarrett
206-375-0446
sam.jarrett@dnr.wa.gov
March 14 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rock Creek Spring Clean-up
Join DNR staff and partners from the Back Country Horsemen to prepare the Rock Creek Campground for the upcoming summer season. Work will include trail brushing, storm clean-up, corral sprucing, outhouse painting, and other general work.

What To Bring
Gloves, weather appropriate clothing, lunch, water


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

 

Yacolt Burn State Forest
Meet at the Rock Creek Campground.

Directions

  • Continue north on  L-1000 Rd from entrance of Cold Creek Camp toward Dole Valley Road  for .7 mi.
  • Site entrance is on right.

Jason Lenz
360-751-1334

Jason.Lenz@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

Rick Foster
360-391-2429
rick.foster@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 14 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wildcat Trailhead Work Party
Join DNR staff and partners from Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and the Kitsap Mountain Bikers for trail maintenance on the Wildcat Trail.

What To Bring
Tools, boots, snacks, enthusiasm

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

 

 

Green Mountain State Forest
Meet at the Wildcat Trailhead.

Directions

  • Start S of Silverdale on State Route 3.
  • Go W on Newberry Hill Rd for 3.1 mi.
  • Turn left on Seabeck Hwy and go 2.0 mi. Turn right on Holly Rd.
  • Go 1.8 mi. to entrance on left.

 

 

Phil Wolff
360-902-1435

philip.wolff@dnr.wa.gov

 

March 158:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Poo Poo Point and Section Line Trails Work Party
Join DNR staff and partners from Washington Trails Association for trail maintenance on Tiger Mountain.

Please register for this event online with WTA.


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

 

Tiger Mountain State Forest
Meet at the Tradition Plateau Parking Area

Directions

  • Drive east on I-90 past Bellevue.
  • Just past Issaquah, take edit 20.
  • Turn right on 270th Ave SE.
  • Turn right on 79th Street.
Sam Jarrett
206-375-0446
sam.jarrett@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

Rick Foster
360-391-2429
rick.foster@dnr.wa.gov

 

March 228:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Poo Poo Point and Section Line Trails Work Party
Join DNR staff and partners from Washington Trails Association

for trail maintenance on Tiger Mountain.

Please register for this event online with WTA.


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

 

Tiger Mountain State Forest
Meet at the Tradition Plateau Parking Area

Directions

  • Drive east on I-90 past Bellevue.
  • Just past Issaquah, take edit 20.
  • Turn right on 270th Ave SE.
  • Turn right on 79th Street.
Sam Jarrett
206-375-0446
sam.jarrett@dnr.wa.gov
March 28 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Great Gravel Pack-In
Join DNR staff and partners from Back Country Horsemen of Washington, Washington ATV Association, and Evergreen Sportsmen's Club to maintain Capitol State Forest trails.

What To Bring
Gloves, water, and raingear

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

Capitol State Forest

Meet at Mima Falls Campground.

 

Directions

  • From I-5 Turn onto WA-121 / Maytown Rd SW going west towards Littlerock
  • 3.6 mi Turn left onto Mima Rd SW
  • 1.3 mi Turn right onto Bordeaux Rd SW
  • 0.7 mi Turn right onto Marksman St SW
  • 0.9 mi Arrive at Mima Falls Campground near Marksman St SW, Olympia, WA 98512

 

 

Nick Cronquist
360-480-2700
Nick.Cronquist@dnr.wa.gov
March 288:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jones Creek ORV Trail Work Party
Join DNR staff and partners from Jones Creek Trail Riders Association for Jones Creek trail maintenance.

What To Bring
Gloves, weather appropriate clothing, lunch and water. An ATV or motorcycle is also recommended for transportation.

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

Yacolt Burn State Forest
Meet at the Jones Creek ORV Trailhead.

Directions:
  • Start in Camas at junction with SR-14. Go N on SR-500 for 3.8 mi. to Fern Prairie
  • Turn right on NE 19th St. and go .8 mi.
  • Turn right on NE Reilly Rd., which becomes NE 292 Ave. Go 1.9 mi.
  • Turn right on NE Ireland Rd.
  • G .2 mi., turn left on NE Lessard Rd. At 2 mi., pavement ends.
  • Continue on gravel road for 1.6 miles to trailhead.

Jose Chavez
360-356-0536

Joe.Chavez@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

Rick Foster
360-391-2429
rick.foster@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

Rick Foster
360-391-2429
rick.foster@dnr.wa.gov

March 299 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reiter Foothills Work Party
Join DNR staff at the Reiter Foothills Forest to help repair bypass routes and sign the new trails in the 4x4 area. 


 

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

 

Reiter Foothills Forest
Meet at the Lower Parking Lot in Reiter Foothills Motorized Area.


Directions to Reiter Foothills

  • From Gold Bar, head east on State Highway 2.
  • Turn left on Reiter Road.
  • After 1 mile stay to the right at the ‘Y’ in the road and continue on Reiter Road.
  • Left after 3.2 miles onto a DNR forest road commonly known as Deer Flats Road.
  • Continue to the parking area, which will be marked.

 

 

Ben Hale
360-854-8451
ben.hale@dnr.wa.gov

April 2015

DateTimeEvent / Sponsor / ActivityLocationContact

April 4

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Walker Valley Public Outreach Party
Join Timber Tamers 4x4 club and DNR staff to help spread awareness about ORV trail riding rules and their importance to maintaining viable trails visitors can enjoy for years to come. 


What To Bring
You’re invited to bring your own 4x4 vehicle for outreach on the ORV trails. DNR will also have informational materials volunteers can hand out on foot.

 

** 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

April 258:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jones Creek ORV Trail Work Party
Join DNR staff and partners from Jones Creek Trail Riders Association for Jones Creek trail maintenance.

What To Bring
Gloves, weather appropriate clothing, lunch and water. An ATV or motorcycle is also recommended for transportation.


** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass
Yacolt Burn State Forest
Meet at the Jones Creek ORV Trailhead

Directions

  • Start in Camas at junction with SR-14. Go N on SR-500 for 3.8 mi. to Fern Prairie
  • Turn right on NE 19th St. and go .8 mi.
  • Turn right on NE Reilly Rd., which becomes NE 292 Ave. Go 1.9 mi.
  • Turn right on NE Ireland Rd.
  • G .2 mi., turn left on NE Lessard Rd. At 2 mi., pavement ends.
  • Continue on gravel road for 1.6 miles to trailhead.
Jose Chavez
360-356-0536

Joe.Chavez@dnr.wa.gov

May 2015

DateTimeEvent / Sponsor / ActivityLocationContact
May 2 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pick up the Burn
Join DNR staff and partners to clean up the Yacolt Burn State Forest. Meet at 8 a.m. for breakfast, safety briefing, and assignments. Lunch will be provided at 2 p.m.

What To Bring
Work gloves, weather appropriate clothing

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass
Yacolt Burn State Forest
Meet at the Jones Creek ORV Trailhead.

Directions
  • Start in Camas at junction with SR-14. Go N on SR-500 for 3.8 mi. to Fern Prairie
  • Turn right on NE 19th St. and go .8 mi.
  • Turn right on NE Reilly Rd., which becomes NE 292 Ave. Go 1.9 mi.
  • Turn right on NE Ireland Rd.
  • G .2 mi., turn left on NE Lessard Rd. At 2 mi., pavement ends.
  • Continue on gravel road for 1.6 miles to trailhead.
Jason Lenz
360-751-1334

Jason.Lenz@dnr.wa.gov

May 9

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Walker Valley Public Outreach Party
Join Timber Tamers 4x4 club and DNR staff to help spread awareness about ORV trail riding rules and their importance to maintaining viable trails visitors can enjoy for years to come. 


What To Bring

You’re invited to bring your own 4x4 vehicle for outreach on the ORV trails. DNR will also have informational materials volunteers can hand out on foot. 


 

** 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

May 30 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jones Creek ORV Trail Work Party
Join DNR staff and partners from Jones Creek Trail Riders Association for Jones Creek trail maintenance.

What To Bring
Gloves, weather appropriate clothing, lunch and water. An ATV or motorcycle is also recommended for transportation.


** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass
Yacolt Burn State Forest
Meet at the Jones Creek ORV Trailhead.

Directions
  • Start in Camas at junction with SR-14. Go N on SR-500 for 3.8 mi. to Fern Prairie
  • Turn right on NE 19th St. and go .8 mi.
  • Turn right on NE Reilly Rd., which becomes NE 292 Ave. Go 1.9 mi.
  • Turn right on NE Ireland Rd.
  • G .2 mi., turn left on NE Lessard Rd. At 2 mi., pavement ends.
  • Continue on gravel road for 1.6 miles to trailhead.

 

Jose Chavez
360-356-0536

Joe.Chavez@dnr.wa.gov

June 2015

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Field Operations Coordinator
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
360-902-1645
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Ken Dean
Forest Watch Program Coordinator
360-902-1701
kenneth.dean@dnr.wa.gov

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

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