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Conservation group leads cleanups

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on June 18, 2008 at 9:32 am with No Comments »
June 18, 2008 9:32 am

Members of Eyes in the Woods, a volunteer conservation organization, is looking for volunteers to clean litter on private timberlands this month.

The group is leading events at:

Olympic Peninsula: Meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Region 6 office, 48 Devonshire Road, Montesano. The work, to be done on land managed by Weyerhaeuser and the Campbell Group, will continue until 6 p.m.

Mount St. Helens: Meet at 9 a.m. on June 28 at Drews Grocery on Highway 504 in Toutle. Volunteers will work on Weyerhaeuser’s Mount St. Helens Tree Farm through 6 p.m.

Eyes in the Woods volunteers play an important role in wildlife management by monitoring hunter activity, staffing check stations and posting signs, said Dave Ware, state game manager, in a DFW news release.

These cleanups are another example of that help, Ware said.

“Access to private lands is a major issue for hunters and this department. This is a way for hunters to show their appreciation for landowners who open their lands for outdoor recreation,” he said in the release.

Click here for more information about these events or call 360-480-6689.

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