DNR's Volunteer Calendar
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Interested in recreation on DNR-managed lands? Want to get involved? Consider volunteering.

There's all sorts of ways you can get involved in improving recreation on DNR-managed lands. Help build and repair trails. Restore or monitor a stream. Paint buildings. Build a bridge. Attend a meeting and provide your input. Check out upcoming volunteer opportunities on our calendar below...

UPDATED: July 25, 2014

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For a list and maps of DNR-managed state trust lands that require the Discover Pass go to www.dnr.wa.gov/recreation.

2014:        July | August | September | October | November | December

Volunteers must be 18 or older or have pre-approved parental signature on volunteer form. 

Join these events and invite your friends on DNR's Facebook fan page!

 
JuLY 2014

DateTimeEvent / Sponsor / ActivityLocationContact
July 25
July 26
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ahtanum Green Dot Work Days
Join DNR staff and other volunteers to repair Green Dot roads and clean up trails on Sedge Ridge, Whites Ridge, and Foundation Ridge.

What to bring

Bring gloves, books, lunch, water, and your own 4x4 transportation if you wish.

 

** These events are eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

 

Ahtanum State Forest

Meet at the Red Saddle Trailhead Parking Lot.

 

Directions:

  • Exit Interstate 82 to Valley Mall Boulevard
  • Turn left on Longfiber Road
  • Turn Right on Ahtanum Road (continue 13 miles)
  • Turn right on North Fork Road at the Tampico Store
  • Continue 10 miles to Middle Fork Road
  • Turn Left at Whites Ridge Trailhead
  • Red Saddle Trailhead will be on the right

 

Stephanie Margheim
509-925-0984
Email Stephanie

 

July 269 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Reiter Foothills ORV Work Party
Join DNR staff to enhance the Motorcycle Trials trail area and work other ORV trail projects.

 

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reiter Foothills Forest
Meet at the Deer Flats Mainline Gate.

Directions:

  • Drive East on Hwy 2 through the town of Gold Bar
  • Turn left onto Reiter Road
  • Continue for 3.8 miles
  • Deer Flats Mainline Road will be on your left

 

Daniel Christian
360-333-7846

daniel.christian@dnr.wa.gov

 

  

August 2014

DateTimeEvent / Sponsor / ActivityLocationContact
August 29 a.m. to 2 p.m.FOCF Monthly Work Party
Join DNR staff and volunteers from
Friends of Capitol Forest for a work party.

Work to improve road crossing areas, remove wood supports on berms, and drainage.

Kids are welcome! There is often a mountain bike ride after the work party.


What to bring

Bring clothes appropriate for weather conditions and work gloves. Bring your lunch and drinks if desired. Tools will be provided.

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

 

Capitol Forest
Meet at the "Y" intersection of Waddell Creek Road and Sherman Valley Road.

Get Directions
Nick Cronquist
360-480-2700
nick.cronquist@dnr.wa.gov
August 168 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nicholson Horse Trails Work Party
Please join DNR staff and Pierce County Chapter Back Country Horsemen to work on the Nicholson Horse Trails.

Safety briefing will begin at 8 a.m. followed by work maintaining trails and the campground.

What to Bring
Bring work gloves, booths or sturdy shoes, attire appropriate for the weather, lunch or trail snacks, and drinking water. Hand tools will be provided.

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

 

Sahara Creek Campground
Meet at Sahara Creek Campground located on the north side of Highway 706 at mile marker 5.

Directions:

  • Start at Elbe
  • Go 5.3 miles on Hwy 706
  • Turn left into the site

Nancy Barker
253-312-4301

nancy.barker@dnr.wa.gov

 

August 99 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Walker Valley ORV Area Work

Join DNR staff and other volunteers to help work on trails, clean ditches, haul gravel, brush trails, paint, pick up garbage, and more! No need to call first.

Show up at 9 a.m. to get the day's assignment from a DNR staffer. Work as long as you want. Bring a hard hat, gloves, lunch, and water. Work parties take place  — rain or shine!

 

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

 

Walker Valley

Meet at the Walker Valley Trailhead Information Kiosk
18652 Peter Burns Rd
Mount Vernon

Get Directions

Jim Cahill
360-854-2874
jim.cahill@dnr.wa.gov

August 239 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Reiter Foothills ORV Work Party
Join DNR staff to enhance the Motorcycle Trials trail area and work other ORV trail projects.

 

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reiter Foothills Forest
Meet at the Deer Flats Mainline Gate.

Directions:

  • Drive East on Hwy 2 through the town of Gold Bar
  • Turn left onto Reiter Road
  • Continue for 3.8 miles
  • Deer Flats Mainline Road will be on your left

 

Daniel Christian
360-333-7846

daniel.christian@dnr.wa.gov

 

 

September 2014

DateTimeEvent / Sponsor / ActivityLocationContact
September 69 a.m. to 2 p.m.FOCF Monthly Work Party
Join DNR staff and volunteers from
Friends of Capitol Forest for a work party.

Work to improve road crossing areas, remove wood supports on berms, and drainage.

Kids are welcome! There is often a mountain bike ride after the work party.


What to bring

Bring clothes appropriate for weather conditions and work gloves. Bring your lunch and drinks if desired. Tools will be provided.

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

 

Capitol Forest
Meet at the "Y" intersection of Waddell Creek Road and Sherman Valley Road.

Get Directions
Nick Cronquist
360-480-2700
nick.cronquist@dnr.wa.gov
September 169 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Walker Valley ORV Area Work

Join DNR staff and other volunteers to help work on trails, clean ditches, haul gravel, brush trails, paint, pick up garbage, and more! No need to call first.

Show up at 9 a.m. to get the day's assignment from a DNR staffer. Work as long as you want. Bring a hard hat, gloves, lunch, and water. Work parties take place  — rain or shine!

 

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

 

Walker Valley

Meet at the Walker Valley Trailhead Information Kiosk
18652 Peter Burns Rd
Mount Vernon

Get Directions

Jim Cahill
360-854-2874
jim.cahill@dnr.wa.gov

September 279 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Reiter Foothills ORV Work Party
Join DNR staff to enhance the Motorcycle Trials trail area and work other ORV trail projects.

 

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reiter Foothills Forest
Meet at the Deer Flats Mainline Gate.

Directions:

  • Drive East on Hwy 2 through the town of Gold Bar
  • Turn left onto Reiter Road
  • Continue for 3.8 miles
  • Deer Flats Mainline Road will be on your left

 

Daniel Christian
360-333-7846

daniel.christian@dnr.wa.gov

 

 

October 2014

DateTimeEvent / Sponsor / ActivityLocationContact
October 49 a.m. to 2 p.m.FOCF Monthly Work Party
Join DNR staff and volunteers from
Friends of Capitol Forest for a work party.

Work to improve road crossing areas, remove wood supports on berms, and drainage.

Kids are welcome! There is often a mountain bike ride after the work party.


What to bring

Bring clothes appropriate for weather conditions and work gloves. Bring your lunch and drinks if desired. Tools will be provided.

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

 

Capitol Forest
Meet at the "Y" intersection of Waddell Creek Road and Sherman Valley Road.

Get Directions
Nick Cronquist
360-480-2700
nick.cronquist@dnr.wa.gov
October 119 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Walker Valley ORV Area Work

Join DNR staff and other volunteers to help work on trails, clean ditches, haul gravel, brush trails, paint, pick up garbage, and more! No need to call first.

Show up at 9 a.m. to get the day's assignment from a DNR staffer. Work as long as you want. Bring a hard hat, gloves, lunch, and water. Work parties take place  — rain or shine!

 

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

 

Walker Valley

Meet at the Walker Valley Trailhead Information Kiosk
18652 Peter Burns Rd
Mount Vernon

Get Directions

Jim Cahill
360-854-2874
jim.cahill@dnr.wa.gov

October 259 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Reiter Foothills ORV Work Party
Join DNR staff to enhance the Motorcycle Trials trail area and work other ORV trail projects.

 

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reiter Foothills Forest
Meet at the Deer Flats Mainline Gate.

Directions:

  • Drive East on Hwy 2 through the town of Gold Bar
  • Turn left onto Reiter Road
  • Continue for 3.8 miles
  • Deer Flats Mainline Road will be on your left

 

Daniel Christian
360-333-7846

daniel.christian@dnr.wa.gov

 

 

November 2014

DateTimeEvent / Sponsor / ActivityLocationContact
November 19 a.m. to 2 p.m.FOCF Monthly Work Party
Join DNR staff and volunteers from
Friends of Capitol Forest for a work party.

Work to improve road crossing areas, remove wood supports on berms, and drainage.

Kids are welcome! There is often a mountain bike ride after the work party.


What to bring

Bring clothes appropriate for weather conditions and work gloves. Bring your lunch and drinks if desired. Tools will be provided.

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

 

Capitol Forest
Meet at the "Y" intersection of Waddell Creek Road and Sherman Valley Road.

Get Directions
Nick Cronquist
360-480-2700
nick.cronquist@dnr.wa.gov
November 89 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Walker Valley ORV Area Work

Join DNR staff and other volunteers to help work on trails, clean ditches, haul gravel, brush trails, paint, pick up garbage, and more! No need to call first.

Show up at 9 a.m. to get the day's assignment from a DNR staffer. Work as long as you want. Bring a hard hat, gloves, lunch, and water. Work parties take place  — rain or shine!

 

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

 

Walker Valley

Meet at the Walker Valley Trailhead Information Kiosk
18652 Peter Burns Rd
Mount Vernon

Get Directions

Jim Cahill
360-854-2874
jim.cahill@dnr.wa.gov

November 229 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Reiter Foothills ORV Work Party
Join DNR staff to enhance the Motorcycle Trials trail area and work other ORV trail projects.

 

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reiter Foothills Forest
Meet at the Deer Flats Mainline Gate.

Directions:

  • Drive East on Hwy 2 through the town of Gold Bar
  • Turn left onto Reiter Road
  • Continue for 3.8 miles
  • Deer Flats Mainline Road will be on your left

 

Daniel Christian
360-333-7846

daniel.christian@dnr.wa.gov

 

 

December 2014

DateTimeEvent / Sponsor / ActivityLocationContact
December 69 a.m. to 2 p.m.FOCF Monthly Work Party
Join DNR staff and volunteers from
Friends of Capitol Forest for a work party.

Work to improve road crossing areas, remove wood supports on berms, and drainage.

Kids are welcome! There is often a mountain bike ride after the work party.


What to bring

Bring clothes appropriate for weather conditions and work gloves. Bring your lunch and drinks if desired. Tools will be provided.

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

 

Capitol Forest
Meet at the "Y" intersection of Waddell Creek Road and Sherman Valley Road.

Get Directions
Nick Cronquist
360-480-2700
nick.cronquist@dnr.wa.gov
December 139 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Walker Valley ORV Area Work

Join DNR staff and other volunteers to help work on trails, clean ditches, haul gravel, brush trails, paint, pick up garbage, and more! No need to call first.

Show up at 9 a.m. to get the day's assignment from a DNR staffer. Work as long as you want. Bring a hard hat, gloves, lunch, and water. Work parties take place  — rain or shine!

 

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

 

Walker Valley

Meet at the Walker Valley Trailhead Information Kiosk
18652 Peter Burns Rd
Mount Vernon

Get Directions

Jim Cahill
360-854-2874
jim.cahill@dnr.wa.gov

December 279 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Reiter Foothills ORV Work Party
Join DNR staff to enhance the Motorcycle Trials trail area and work other ORV trail projects.

 

** This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reiter Foothills Forest
Meet at the Deer Flats Mainline Gate.

Directions:

  • Drive East on Hwy 2 through the town of Gold Bar
  • Turn left onto Reiter Road
  • Continue for 3.8 miles
  • Deer Flats Mainline Road will be on your left

 

Daniel Christian
360-333-7846

daniel.christian@dnr.wa.gov

 

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Kirk Thomas
Field Operations Coordinator
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
360-902-1645
kirk.thomas@dnr.wa.gov

Ken Dean
Forest Watch Program Coordinator
360-902-1701
kenneth.dean@dnr.wa.gov

Jessica Payne
Recreation Communications & Outreach Coordinator
360-902-1066
jessica.payne@dnr.wa.gov

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