Celebrate National Trails Day on Cougar Mountain
May 31, 2011
Lend a hand on Cougar Mountain to mark National Trails Day.
Join the Washington Trails Association for the occasion, June 4, for a work party on the mountain. The event is designed for families and children 10 and older. Sign up at the organization’s website, www.wta.org, or call 206-625-1367.
State Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark and the state Department of Natural Resources encourage residents to celebrate the 19th annual National Trails Day by volunteering on state and public lands.
Volunteers play a key role in keeping state recreation areas open and safe for the public.
The public helps maintain trails and facilities, picks up litter, participates in work parties, provides information to visitors, and alerts law enforcement to illegal activities. Each year, volunteers spend tens of thousands of hours working to improve recreation on state-managed lands.