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TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

A U.S. Forest Service pack string heads up the trail to Star Peak in the Kootenai National Forest loaded with materials to restore a fire lookout. In the lead is packer Cindy Betlach based in Troy, Mont., followed by mules from the Northern region mule string based at the Historic Ninemile Ranger Station northwest of Missoula. In the background is Billiard Table Peak and some of the area northeast of Lake Pend Oreille and along the Idaho-Montana border proposed as the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. (Rich Landers)

Wilderness groups rally volunteers for projects

TRAILS – Two friends groups are making it easy for volunteers to help improve access or restore habitat in three of the Inland Northwest's choice backcountry areas. Friends of the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness have a full schedule ranging from guided hikes to trail building...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013

Join the group to pick up Palisades Park

PUBLIC LANDS -- Volunteers are invited to join Spokane's annual Palisades Park Cleanup Day set for 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday (April 27). Palisades Park is 700-acre natural area behind the gate that blocks vehicle traffic from the old Rimrock Drive and the fabulous view over Spokane...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013

Volunteers pick up marine debris from a Washington coast beach. (NOAA)

Annual Washington coastal cleanup 30 tons of fun 

PUBLIC LANDS – The annual volunteer cleanup of the Washington Coast, set for Saturday (April 20) is a remarkable success story. Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed it Washington Coast Cleanup Day to help match last year's effort when more than 1,300 volunteers removed 30 tons...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012

FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012

Hikers view the waterfall in Liberty Lake County Park's natural area.  Washington Trails Association volunteers are working to reroute the trail to make it safer and more sustainable. (Rich Landers)

Volunteers needed for trail work at area parks

TRAILS – Trails at Liberty Lake, Mount Spokane and the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge are scheduled for rerouting or maintenance projects by the Washington Trails Association in the next few weeks. The most ambitious project involves work near a popular waterfall to make...

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FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012

State Parks needs volunteer hosts

STATE PARKS --Volunteer hosts are being sought for some Washington State Parks, officials say. The hosts greet visitors, assist park staff and perform a variety of duties in return free camping and hookups. Host assignments range from 30-90 days. Details and host openings are online...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2011

TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2011

MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2011

Laurie Fleming of Spokane adds muscle power to a Washington Trails Association volunteer project to improve a trail in Spokane County's Iller Creek Conservation Area. (Rich Landers)

Spokane-area trail work projects fall into place

VOLUNTEERING OUTDOORS -- Helpers are needed for two reconstruction projects on popular trails near Spokane this month. The Washington Trails Association is coordinating the work as follows: Mount Spokane, Sept. 1 and 15 – the last of several Thursday work parties on re-routes of trails...

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THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011

Jane Baker, right, coaches Washington Trails Association volunteers Jeff Hugus, left, and Randy Greyerbiehl as they saw a log off the Shedroof Divide Trail. The volunteers spent last weekend clearing more than 80 blowdowns off a two-mile section in the Colville National Forest. (The Spokesman-Review)

Volunteer for trail work from Liberty Lake to Salmo-Priest

PUBLIC LANDS – The Washington Trails Association once again is organizing projects to build or maintain popular non-motorized trails in northeastern Washington, from Spokane Valley to the Salmo-Priest Wilderness. The group projects range from one-day stints to week-long volunteer vacation projects that culminate in great...

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