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UPDATE SEPTEMBER 27, 2013: FOR THE SAFETY AND COMFORT OF VOLUNTEERS, This event is cancelled due to predictions for heavy rains and wind.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                                                                                         
September 23, 2013

Celebrate Yacolt Burn this National Public Lands Day
Join the 11th annual ‘Pick up the Burn’ volunteer event this September 28

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites you to join outstanding volunteers for the 11th annual ‘Pick up the Burn’ event.

Who: Washington Department of Natural Resources, Pacific Cascade Region
What:  11th Annual ‘Pick up the Burn’ volunteer event
When:  National Public Lands Day, September 28, 2013; 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Jones Creek ORV Trailhead, Yacolt Burn State Forest

Located in southwest Washington, Yacolt Burn is a popular outdoor adventure destination for residents of Vancouver, Portland, and the surrounding cities. ‘Pick up the Burn’ is a chance for users from different recreation groups to work together to restore and clean up the forest.

‘Pick up the Burn’ volunteers will work together to pick up litter and perform general trail maintenance. There will be projects for all abilities and skill levels. Volunteers will need to bring gloves and drinking water for the day. A volunteer appreciation lunch will be provided at 2 p.m. by event co-host: Pistons Wild Motorsports.

For more information, contact Nick Cronquist, DNR Volunteer Coordinator, 360-480-2700, or Nick.Cronquist@dnr.wa.gov

Directions:

  • From I-5, take Exit 36 for I-205 exit toward Vancouver, WA
  • Take Exit 30/Orchards Exit for Highway 500 East
  • Travel east on Highway 500 to Fourth Plain (first traffic light)
  • Turn right continuing on Highway 500 East (towards Camas)
  • Travel 6.3 miles, then turn left on 53rd Street.
  • Travel 3.2 miles, and turn left on Ireland Road.
  • Travel 0.3 miles and turn left on Lessard Road.
  • Continue 4 miles on Lessard Road (street name changes to Boulder Road)
  • Keep left at the fork in the road, and proceed toward the parking lot/staging area

Volunteering with DNR
By joining this and many other DNR volunteer events, participants can qualify for vouchers towards a complimentary Discover Pass.

There are many different opportunities to work with DNR and give back to your state trust lands. Volunteers play a key role in the success of DNR’s Recreation and Natural Areas programs.

Volunteering on DNR-managed lands is a great way to meet others who share a passion for outdoor recreation and who want to learn new skills while playing outside. Learn more on DNR’s website at www.dnr.wa.gov/volunteer

Media Contact: Toni Droscher, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1523, toni.droscher@dnr.wa.gov

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