DNR purchase on Olympic Peninsula adds to wildlife habitat and working forest

At its regular monthly public meeting this week, the Board of Natural Resources authorized the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to purchase 1,720 acres of forestland

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Channel Point Village takes measures to prevent spread of norovirus

While they didn’t give exact numbers, a retirement and assisted living community¬†in Hoquiam is working to prevent an outbreak of norovirus. In a press release this morning they said

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Hundreds of Volunteers Expected Saturday for National Public Lands Day

OLYMPIA – Tomorrow, Saturday September 26,  marks the 16th annual celebration of National Public Lands Day, the largest annual coast-to-coast, single-day volunteer effort to improve America’s public lands. Nationwide, organizers expect nearly 130,000 volunteers to participate.

In Western Washington, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and partners are expecting hundreds of volunteers to spend the day clearing invasive plants, repairing trails, and picking up litter at three areas managed by DNR. Volunteers will even be removing abandoned vehicles from a state forest.

Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark will participate with volunteers at two of  DNR’s events: Tiger Mountain near Issaquah and then at Mima Mounds south of Olympia. The third event is at Yacolt Burn State Forest, north of Washougal.