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National Public Lands Day – Building Momentum in the Middle Fork

National Public Lands Day – Building Momentum in the Middle Fork

This year’s National Public Lands Day (NPLD) marked a nationwide milestone for the 25th anniversary of an annual event that brings together public land managers, community partners and dedicated volunteers for a day of stewardship and celebration in public parks, forests and waterways. It’s a day to rally our efforts by working together to build

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Community at Work in the Teanaway Community Forest

Community at Work in the Teanaway Community Forest

There’s more to providing world class recreational opportunities than bringing people to Washington’s stunning mountains, rivers, and forests. Visitors need amenities: well-built trails, campsites, and trash collection facilities. Some less considerate visitors need cleaning up after, so that others can enjoy a natural landscape free of garbage or graffiti. The larger the public lands, the

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Suncadians at Swauk

Suncadians at Swauk

Recently, a local team of volunteers joined forces with the Greenway Trust and USFS to repair the Sculpture Rock Trail out of Swauk Campground. This is just the first of many projects that will focus on giving much needed TLC to trails in the Upper Yakima Basin.

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Seventeen miles of new trail built in the Raging River State Forest

Seventeen miles of new trail built in the Raging River State Forest

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) opened its new 17-mile Raging River State Forest mountain bike trail system in May. The highly anticipated opening was able to kick off the summer outdoor recreation season, thanks to a dedicated team from DNR, the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Puget Sound Corps members, and devoted community

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