Photos: Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Wildfire Awareness at Ahtanum State Forest

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
Wildfire Awareness
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures / Selah Adventures – Selah Community & Tourism.

On Saturday April 11th, 2015 Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 met up at Selah Community & Tourism and convoyed to Whites Ridge Trailhead at the Ahtanum State Forest for Wildfire Awareness with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

When the convoy of Cub Scout families arrived at Whites Ridge Trailhead, the DNR was all set up for Wildfire Awareness training. Smokey Bear was there to help out.

The DNR staff talked about wildfires, the hard work to put them out, the equipment they use and how to help prevent wildfires. The volunteers were able to see and feel what the fire crew uses to put the wildfires out.

The volunteers helped put up a new Smokey Bear sign up on the Fire Danger signage.

This was a very fun and educational event. Thank you to all the volunteers, DNR staff and Smokey Bear.

Smokey says, ‘Only You Can Prevent Wildfires’. Click for Smokey’s website!

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276
For more information about Selah Cub Scout Pack 276:
Web: selahpack276.wordpress.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SelahCubScoutPack276

Here are some photos of the Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 Wildfire Awareness:

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Upcoming: BBQ Flats Work Party April 24 2015

BBQ Flats Work Party

April 24 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join DNR staff to work tearing down old fence, building new fence, and preparing BBQ Flats for summer recreation.

What To Bring
Please bring gloves, fencing tools, post pounders, water, and lunch. Please dress accordingly for weather and working outdoors. Tools needed are fencing pliers, tool pouches, brush cutters, and small chain saws. Contact Jeff or Stephanie if you can to bring a tractor or tools.

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

BBQ Flats

Directions

From I-82: Take exit 26.
Turn right onto WA-821 north and left onto WA-823 south.
In 2 miles turn right onto North Wenas Road.
In 20 miles turn left onto Maloy Road and follow out to BBQ Flats.
Please drive slowly on Maloy Road near the homes.

Stephanie Margheim
509-925-0984
stephanie.margheim@dnr.wa.gov

Jeff Jones
509-972-2862 jeff.jones@dnr.wa.gov

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Upcoming: South Fork Ahtanum Clean-up April 18 2015

South Fork Ahtanum Clean-up

April 18 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join DNR staff and partners from Jeeping Nomads to pick up litter and clean up dispersed camping and shooting areas in the Ahtanum State Forest.

What To Bring
Please bring water, snacks or lunch, gloves and boots. Dress for working outdoors in inclement weather.

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

Ahtanum State Forest
Meet at South Fork Ahtanum Road at the gate.

Directions

From I-82, take exit 36.
Turn onto E Valley Mall Boulevard, continue straight to Longfibre Road.
Turn left and travel south to Ahtanum Rd.
Turn right and continue west for 14 miles.
Turn left on to South Fork Ahtanum Road, continue 8 miles to the gate.

Stephanie Margheim
509-925-0984
Stephanie.margheim@dnr.wa.gov

Jeff Jones
509-925-2862
jeff.jones@dnr.wa.gov

See DNR Calendar for more information and other events.


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News: Cle Elum Trails Off-Road Team 2015 Trail Opening Plan

Cle Elum Trails Off-Road Team
2015 Trail Opening Plan

From Mikki Douglass / Cle Elum Trails Off-Road Team:

Here is our plan – TANEUM – Our volunteers have worked really hard and have opened the Fishhook Flat loop, South Fork to snow line, Hoyt and Frost to snow line, and Gooseberry. We plan to have folks out clearing this Saturday and moving signs and opening trails for public use (TO SNOW LINE) this SUNDAY, April 19th.

MANASTASH – We will have a work part out clearing this weekend with TENTATIVE plans to open trails on Saturday, April 25th. CHECK BACK HERE AFTER THIS NEXT WEEKEND.

LIBERTY – We have a work party going out this weekend with plans to run and sign trails Saturday, and OPEN trails SUNDAY, April 19th.

HERE IS MY OBLIGATORY SEASONAL CLOSURE DISCLAIMER – PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not run through the deep snow – if you are hitting snow, I promise it won’t get better as you continue west, so please just turn around! If you come to a downed tree, be a woods rider! Limb it and get your bikes over it – DO NOT RIDE AROUND IT – then give me a shout via PM and we will get out there and buck it up and off the trail….

I don’t want to debate whether riding through snow or around trees is okay on this page – bottom line: For the purpose of perception – it’s NOT. We, as a group, represent our sport. There are other groups that are advocating HARD SEASONAL CLOSURE dates (like many other areas have) – that would mean JUNE 15th EVERY SEASON; total bummer for years like this! Right now we are all on the trails a month early and have way more miles available to ride than in a typical JUNE months – so PLEASE respect the CLOSED trail signs at intersections. I understand that there are a few folks that we have to expect to blow by signs….but please, please, please…..don’t! The internal battles you guys don’t see….are fought hard, but it’s difficult to explain why we should continue with an “open as they melt out” policy when others go out and see signs ignored and resource damage done.

Gads…I hate lecturing – but please – politely educate those you see doing the wrong thing and just remember – this season, you will all have at least an extra month of FUN TRAIL RIDING! YAY! On another note…..Please respect PRIVATE PROPERTY and check your maps before you ride lower Kittitas County areas that you are assuming are OPEN. Most are not (most of the power line corridors go through PRIVATE land and are not open to OHV’s or any motorized. Getting a lot of calls in the Kachess area – btw. We have a lot of fun riding out there – so go enjoy.

HAVE FUN EVERYONE and I’ll see you on the trail!

Mikki Douglass
Cle Elum Ranger District
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Cle Elum Trails Off-Road Team


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Upcoming: L.T. Murray Range Clean Up

L.T. Murray Range Clean Up
Hosted by the Wenas Valley Muzzleloaders

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

See official web site here: http://www.wenasvalleymuzzleloaders.org/

When: April 18, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: L.T. Murray Range Clean Up Entrance
1598 Sheep Company Road
Selah,WA 98942

Join the Wenas Valley Muzzleloaders  for there annual L.T Murray Range Clean Up. It gets pretty messy and each year, the community gathers together to give it a real clean up. Bring your work gloves, rakes, shovels, and any heavy-duty construction style garbage bags. WDFW will be there to shut down the range – so bring the family for a bit of hard work and do a great service for the community.

Volunteers can earn community service hours toward Master Hunter or high school senior volunteer requirements. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will provide temporary passes if you do not have a Discover Pass.

Hot dogs will be provided to volunteers by the Selah Lions Club.

For more information, call Tim Funkhouser at 697-3980.


 

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