With more than five work parties across the state, DNR volunteers turned out last Saturday to help us celebrate National Public Lands Day in a big way. Your efforts help visitors have a quality outdoor experience when they visit DNR-managed lands.
One work party we had near Spokane drew about 30 volunteers from the Spokane Gun Trader to pick up litter. While DNR provided trash bags, zip ties, a flatbed truck with racks, dump fees and dedicated staff, volunteers came prepared with rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, gloves, trucks—and a great attitude. Together, volunteers donated more than 100 hours and cleared more than 2,340 lbs of debris from the area.
In case you missed it, we put together a gallery below:
National Public Lands Day is just one example of the dedicated efforts of DNR’s volunteers. In addition to these work parties, we also have opportunities for camp hosting and helping to act as a safe presence at our recreation sites and trails as a Forest Watch volunteer. If you think one of these roles might be suited to your skills and interests, consider volunteering wtih DNR.