DNR Seeks Public Input To Develop Trail Policy

Public meetings scheduled statewide. OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is inviting the public to a series of open houses across the state to gather ideas and discuss the development of an agency recreational trail policy.

This follows a decision by the legislature in March 2014, which requires the agency to develop a recreational trail policy for DNR-managed lands.

A recreational trail policy will help DNR to continue managing natural resources while providing a broad range of sustainable recreation opportunities, including non-motorized and motorized activities such as hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, motorcycle and ATV riding, and 4x4 use.

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Know Before You Go If Traveling Over Snoqualmie Pass Next Week

Rock blasting, lane closures and exit closures are planned. HYAK – With the long Labor Day weekend on the forefront of most drivers’ minds, next week’s trip over Snoqualmie Pass will bring delays if drivers don’t know before they go. The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close I-90 at 7 p.m. for about an hour each night Tuesday, Sept. 2 through Thursday, Sept. 4. During rock blasting closures, eastbound drivers will be stopped at Gold Creek (milepost 56) and westbound drivers will be stopped at Price Creek (milepost 61).

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Night Work Planned Nn SRs 16 & 3

BREMERTON – Crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will continue a paving project that will require a series of night ramp and lane closures. The closures will allow crews to maintain the pavement surface. State Route 16 work schedule:

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DNR Permits Campfires East Of Cascade Crest

Local bans still apply in some northeast Washington areas.OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that campfire restrictions are eased. Recreational campfires will be permitted in established fire rings in designated campgrounds on DNR-protected lands statewide, including east of the Cascade Crest.

There are exceptions. Due to continued high fire danger, campfires may not be allowed in some locations in northeast Washington. Visitors must check at the campground entrance or with the campground host before starting a campfire.

In other areas, fire danger has been reduced by the recent rainfall and moderating temperatures.

Even though conditions have improved, there are still many weeks to go in this year’s wildfire season.

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