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Photos: Wildfire Awareness Day at the Ahtanum State Forest

Wildfire Awareness Day
at the Ahtanum State Forest
Hosted by Boy Scouts of American (Grand Columbia Council, Skookum District),
Selah Sweets, and the Department of Natural Resources.

Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets.

At noon on Saturday April 8th, 2017, we met up at Whites Ridge Trailhead in the Ahtanum State Forest for Wildfire Awareness with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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.

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!

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Here are some photos of the Wildfire Awareness Day:

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Wildfire Awareness Day
Wildfire Awareness Day
Wildfire Awareness Day
Wildfire Awareness Day

Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Upcoming: Wildfire Awareness Day at the Ahtanum State Forest

Wildfire Awareness Day
Wildfire Awareness Day

Wildfire Awareness Day
12 to 3 p.m. on April 8, 2017
at Whites Ridge Trailhead in the Ahtanum State Forest

Wildfire Awareness Day and Ahtanum Campground Clean-up
http://www.dnr.wa.gov/event/wildfire-awareness-day-and-ahtanum-campground-clean

Join a free fun community volunteer event hosted by BSA Skookum District & Selah Sweets and with cooperation from the Department of Natural Resources to learn about wildfire safety and care for our Ahtanum Campground.

Everyone is welcome!

At noon on Saturday April 8th, 2017, join DNR staff, Smokey Bear and the Boy Scouts of America Grand Council Skookum District to learn about wildfire safety and care for our Ahtanum Campground. Staff will be providing tours of a fire apparatus and sharing information on how to properly extinguish a campfire. Volunteers will be picking up litter and cleaning fire rings in our Ahtanum Campground. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

What to bring
Volunteers should bring clothes appropriate for weather conditions, work gloves, boots, lunch, water. Some hand tools will be available.

Directions
Meet at the Whites Ridge Trailhead. Exit I-82 to Valley Mall Boulevard. Turn left on Longfiber Road. Right onto Ahtanum for 13 miles. Turn right onto North Fork Road at the Tampico Store. Proceed 10 miles to the Middle Fork Road. Whites Ridge Trailhead is on the left past the guard station.

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

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ALL MINORS MUST HAVE A DNR FORM SIGN BY PARENTS OR GUARDIAN.
Participants who show up without a parent or guardian will need to have the “Minor Volunteer Registration Agreement” form filled out completely and turned in at the event. The DNR will track volunteer hours on the group time sheet, so everyone will have to fill out their name and address on the group sheet when they show up to track the hours. Download form: https://selahsweets.com/Public_Land/DNR/20170408_DNR_Minor_Registration_Agreement.pdf

We need a person count for any DNR so they will set up for that many and if they have any give-a-ways. Please RSVP Clay Graham at SelahAdventures@outlook.co

NOTE: You must park in the Whites Ridge Trailhead parking area if you do not have a Discover Pass and want to attend this event.

Wildfire Awareness Day
Wildfire Awareness Day

Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Upcoming: Wildfire Awareness & Community Service Opportunity

Wildfire Awareness

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 is co-hosting an educational event with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Sunday April 17th, 2016 at the Ahtanum State Forest.

Come see Smokey Bear, learn about wildfire prevention, and do some community service they helps keep the area open to the public.

Everyone is welcome!

Join DNR staff, other volunteers, and Smokey Bear to learn about wildfire awareness and care for DNR’s Ahtanum Campground. Volunteers will be cleaning fire pits and doing general maintenance at the campground, as well as learning tips for extinguishing a campfire. Families, youth groups, and children welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  – Click for official page!

Wildfire Awareness
Wildfire Awareness Day & Campground Clean Up

Wildfire Awareness Day & Campground Clean Up: April 17, 2016 1:00pm-4:00pm

  • Co-sponsored by Selah Cub Scout Pack #276
  • Meet Smokey Bear and learn about wildfire prevention before the campground work.
  • In preparation for the start of the new recreation season, we will be cleaning out fire pits and picking up litter at the Ahtanum Campground. Families and children are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Please bring water, snacks, gloves, boots and dress for working in inclement weather.
  • This event is Discover Pass Voucher eligible.
  • Meet at Whites Ridge Trailhead (just past the Ahtanum Guard Station) to check in at 1:00pm.

Don’t know how to get there?

Directions
Meet at the Whites Ridge Trailhead. Exit I-82 to Valley Mall Boulevard.  Left on Longfiber Road. Right onto Ahtanum for 13 miles.  Turn right onto North Fork Road at the Tampico Store. Proceed 10 miles to the Middle Fork Road. Whites Ridge Trailhead is on the left past the guard station. Click for official page!

 

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


Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


Selah SweetsEastern Washington Adventures