August’s top posts: DNR fire engines; Discover Pass results among most popular postings

Ahtanum State Forest clean-up volunteers 2010
Volunteers like these at the Ahtanum State Forest ORV Trails Clean Up last year help DNR keep recreation sites clean and safe. Photo: Clay Graham.

The numbers are in. Here are some of the most popular postings with readers during August.

Hunting season starts September 1. Where will you need a Discover Pass?
Here’s what you need to know about where the Discover Pass is required for hunting on DNR-managed lands

DNR fire engines: In-house customization saves money while building in durability, versatility and safety
The last of 12 fire engines built by DNR this year rolled out of our Tumwater Compound workshop last week.

Seattle’s Dr. José Rizal Park gets a facelift and an orchard
Neighbors and a local nonprofit turn a neglected park into a community orchard and learning area on Seattle’s Beacon Hill.

Practice makes perfect. Video shows precision water drops by specially designed plane
 This video shot in July shows the pilot of an amphibious Airtractor 802F ‘Fire Boss’ aircraft making proficiency runs in a field near Springdale, Washington.

Discover Pass brings results! DNR starts to reopen recreation facilities — Ahtanum State Forest, for example
Closed since 2009 because of funding cutbacks, Snow Cabin Campground and Ahtanum Meadows Campground in eastern Washington have reopened thanks to funding from the Discover Pass.

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