Build trails on Tiger Mountain for National Public Lands Day

September 17, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 10 a.m. Sept. 17, 2011

The state Department of Natural Resources and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance plan to build trails on Tiger Mountain for National Public Lands Day.

Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark and the Department of Natural Resources invite the public to join volunteers and partner organizations to celebrate public lands Sept. 24.

Participants at each of the Department of Natural Resources-sponsored events can receive a voucher for a complimentary Discover Pass, a parking pass for state parks and lands. The volunteers attending the National Public Lands Day events receive a complimentary one-day Discover Pass.

The local event for National Public Lands Day is a bike trails work party on East Tiger Mountain.

The event at the Tiger Summit Trailhead, southeast of Issaquah, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The state and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance need volunteers to dig, clear debris and bench in a trail on the East Tiger Summit Trail.

Organizers plan a barbecue lunch to follow the work party.

Contact Sam Jarrett at 206-375-0448 or to learn more.

Participants should bring water, snacks, work gloves, work boots and, if possible, personal protection equipment such as a hardhat and tools for digging and brush clearing.

Other National Public Lands Day events statewide include the dedication of a fish-viewing platform, litter removal, shoreline restoration and, as on Tiger Mountain, clearing, rebuilding and improving trails.

Statewide, volunteers help maintain trails and facilities, pick up litter, participate in work parties, provide information to visitors, and alert law enforcement to illegal activities on Department of Natural Resources lands.

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One Response to “Build trails on Tiger Mountain for National Public Lands Day”

  1. Smitty on September 17th, 2011 10:53 am

    I would help if it would keep bicyclists off the streets. But two different types, two different territories.

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