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September 25, 2009
Public lands to get special attention Saturday; hundreds of volunteers expected for National Public Lands Day
Commissioner Goldmark encourages stewardship through volunteerism
(ANNOUNCER) Saturday, September 26 is National Public Lands Day. Hundreds of volunteers are expected show their appreciation for the rich heritage of public lands by turning out for events across Western Washington. People of all ages will be yanking out invasive plants, repairing trails, and even removing abandoned vehicles from a state forest. Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark encourages people to get outside and enjoy Washington’s public lands.
(PETER GOLDMARK) “National Public Lands Day is an important day to appreciate the beauty and bounty of our state.”
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(ANNOUNCER) Commissioner Goldmark says he wants more people to know about the value that public lands add to living in Washington.
(PETER GOLDMARK) “Whether you are talking about recreation, clean water, or revenue for our schools, public lands provide wonderful benefits for all Washingtonians.”
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(ANNOUNCER) The Washington State Department of Natural Resources and several partners are organizing events starting Saturday morning at Tiger Mountain near Issaquah, Mima Mounds south of Olympia, and at Yacolt Burn State Forest, north of Washougal in Clark County.
Find out more about DNR’s events to celebrate National Public Lands Day at www.dnr.wa.gov.