Get outdoors and help celebrate National Public Lands Day with DNR

Volunteers remove weeds from Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve on National Public Lands Day in 2009. Photo/ DNR.
Volunteers remove weeds from Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve on National Public Lands Day in 2009. Photo/ DNR.

Want to give back on National Public Lands Day? This Saturday, Sept. 26 we’re celebrating your public lands with two volunteer work parties.

Jones Creek Staging Area Work Party, near Vancouver
8:30 to 3 p.m.
Join DNR staff and partners from Jones Creek Trail Riders to harden trail services, repair water bars, haul gravel, and brush trails.
Get directions.

Mima Mounds Work Party, near Olympia 
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join DNR staff and partners from the Center for Natural Lands Management for broom pulling at the Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve.
Get directions.

These events are also eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

A historic day 
National Public Lands Day first started in 1994 with 700 volunteers across the country. Now, more than 175,000 volunteers turn out each year to help care for public lands nationwide. For more information about National Public Lands Day, visit their website.

Volunteers and DNR: An enduring partnership 
Volunteers are an integral part of keeping our recreation areas safe and functional and this year is no different. In 2014 DNR’s dedicated volunteers donated more than 75,000 hours, making it the most productive year for our volunteers ever.

Join the effort by visiting our website at www.dnr.wa.gov/volunteer. From work parties around the state, campground host openings, and opportunities to protect our lands through our Forest Watch volunteer program, we’ve got something sure to fit your skill set.

Get upcoming volunteer events sent straight to your inbox by subscribing to our free monthly recreation e-newsletter. Click here for September’s issue.

 

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