Volunteer Opportunity: Help clean up ORV trails in Ahtanum State Forest

Ahtanum State Forest clean-up volunteers 2010
Volunteers load a dumpster with trash during the 2010 Ahtanum State Forest ORV Trails Clean Up. Photo: Clay Graham.

DNR‘s friends and partners from the Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association are hosting a volunteer work party this Saturday, July 30, starting at 10 a.m. in Ahtanum State Forest, about 30 miles west of Yakima.

If you like to ride the motorized trails in this forest or are interested in learning more about the trails, this is a great opportunity to put in some time helping out and then do some riding. Learn more about the area from folks who know it well.

Meet at the Ahtanum Sno-Park to sign up and get a work assignment.

Trails scheduled for cleanup include Sedge Ridge, Whites Ridge, and Foundation Ridge and possibly Trail 613, Strobach Trail, Blue Lake, and the Darland Loop. The hours you put in, plus your travel time, count toward grant funding for safe and sustainable recreation opportunities in Ahtanum State Forest.

A potluck dinner follows the day’s activities around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Arrive Friday if you’d like to camp at Ahtanum Sno-Park and meet other trail riders.
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Don’t have a Discover Pass?
Volunteers who sign up at the site will be issued a temporary Discover Pass.

Discover Pass-eligible event
Volunteers participating in this event may apply their hours for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

Learn more about the Discover Pass at www.discoverpass.wa.gov

For more information about the work party, contact Clay Graham, Yakima/Kittitas Forest Watch Association, or Greg Mackey, 509-899-4825 at greg.mackey@dnr.wa.gov.

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