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. 24 we’re celebrating your public lands with five volunteer work parties around the state.

Jones Creek ORV Area Work Party, near Vancouver
8:30 to 4 p.m.
Join DNR staff and partners from Jones Creek Trail Riders Association to build new ATV and motorcycle trail in the Jones Creek Trail System.
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Reiter Foothills Forest Monthly Work Party, near Gold Bar
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Join DNR staff and volunteers to care for 4×4, ATV and motorcycle trails in the Reiter Foothills Forest.
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Olympic Peninsula River Access Clean-up, near Forks
Join DNR staff and partners to help preserve river access sites in the Olympic Peninsula. This event is also part of a student’s senior project at Forks High School.
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Sadie Creek Work Party, near Port Angeles
Join DNR staff to care for the Sadie Creek trail system. Volunteers will be tackling trail tread, overgrown shrubs and other duties as needed.
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Stone Lodge and Suncrest Trust Land Clean-up, near Spokane
Join DNR staff and partners from the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council to pick up garbage on state trust lands around Stone Lodge and Suncrest.
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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. Last year, DNR recorded our highest volunteer hours in more than a decade.

Join the effort by visiting our website at 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.

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