Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering with DNR

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Join DNR this Earth Day by volunteering on state lands. Photo by: DNR

Earth Day is coming around again this Monday, April 22. It also happens to land within National Volunteer Week. With so much to celebrate, this is the perfect time to get outside and help the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) improve some of the recreation areas we love so much.

Join DNR this coming Saturday, April 20 at one of the many volunteer opportunities on DNR-managed lands. Be prepared to participate in site clean-up activities, including helping with facility, sign, and trail maintenance. Many DNR volunteers are working towards a voucher for a complimentary Discover Pass.

Mima Mounds Work Party near Olympia, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 20.
Show your kids and friends the importance of preserving our Natural Areas at the mysterious Mima Mounds near Olympia, Washington. After volunteering, stick around for an interpretive walk guided by DNR staff near the end of the day. Contact Birdie Davenport 360-902-1434, or roberta.davenport@dnr.wa.gov 

Capitol Forest Earth Day Work Party near Olympia, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 20.
Join Friends of Capitol Forest and REI for a day of volunteering at Capitol State Forest. Volunteers will work on finishing the Porter Trail. Lunch will be provided for volunteers during the event. Contact Nick Cronquist at 360-480-2700 or nick.cronquist@dnr.wa.gov

Clean the Tahuya Work Party near Belfair, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., April 20.
Get the Tahuya State Forest ready for summer recreation. Join volunteers to pick up garbage and clean-up the forest. Celebrate Earth Day with a barbeque lunch with fellow volunteers. Contact Jesse Sims at 360-801-5097 or  jesse.sims@dnr.wa.gov

Samish Bay Trail Clean-Up near Bellingham, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 20.
Help maintain the Samish Bay Trail with Washington Conservation Corps members. There is work for volunteers of all skill and fitness levels. Contact Christ Thomsen at 360-854-2860 or christ.thomsen@dnr.wa.gov

Check out more events for the weekend of April 27 & April 28 on our volunteer calendar.

You can find more information on these events on the DNR recreation and events page.

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