A wet start to spring doesn’t dampen trail stewardship

Samish Bay Overlook
Volunteer on the Samish Bay trail with views of the San Juan Islands. Photo/ DNR.

If you have a few hours to spare this weekend, consider giving back to the recreation experiences you enjoy on DNR-managed lands. We’re joining efforts with some of our volunteer partners to maintain sites and trails statewide, and there’s still space for you. Remember to dress in layers and wear clothing appropriate for working outside come rain or shine.

Friday, March 25
Tarbell Trail Work Party, Yacolt Burn State Forest, near Vancouver
Join us and partners from Washington Trails Association to build a short reroute of the Tarbell Trail. The reroute will help avoid water issues and provide access to a scenic overlook.

Samish Bay Trail Reconstruction, Blanchard Forest Block, near Bellingham
We’ll be with Washington Trails Association again, near Bellingham this time. Join us to rebuild steep sections of the Samish Bay Trail, which accesses Oyster Dome.
Note: We’ll be here same time, same place Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27. Saturday’s work party is already full, but you can sign up for Washington Trails Association’s waitlist.

Volunteers work on trails in the Jones Creek Off-road Trail System in the Yacolt Burn State Forest.
Volunteers work on trails in the Jones Creek Off-road Trail System in the Yacolt Burn State Forest. Photo/ DNR.

Saturday, March 26
Jones Creek ORV Trail Work Party, Yacolt Burn State Forest, near Vancouver
Join DNR staff and partners with the Jones Creek Trail Riders Association to harden trails, haul rocks, manage drainage, brush trails, and repair tread.

Reiter Foothills Forest Work Party, Reiter Foothills Forest, near Gold Bar
A monthly event, DNR staff and volunteers will be caring for 4×4 and ATV trails in Reiter. We’ll be moving rock to prepare for trail construction.

Sunday, March 27
Tiger Mountain Work Party, West Tiger Mountain Natural Resources Conservation Area, near Issaquah
We’re partnering with Washington Trails Association to maintain the Sunset Trail on Tiger Mountain. Note: This work party is full, but you can get on WTA’s waitlist. Visit our calendar for future events on Tiger Mountain.

To learn more about volunteering on DNR-managed lands, visit our website. Remember, you can use your hours volunteering toward a voucher for a free Discover Pass.

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