Hiker Headlines: Free Day, Mountain Snow, State Parks Jobs, Forest Funding
Fees will be waived at national forests on President’s Day. Be prepared for snow on the mountain passes this weekend. Washington State Parks is hiring for seasonal summer positions. And, funding has been allocated to Washington forests to fix damage caused by recent natural disasters.
It’s February 17. Fees will be waived at national forests on President’s Day. Be prepared for snow on the mountain passes this weekend. Washington State Parks is hiring for seasonal summer positions. And, funding has been allocated to Washington forests to fix damage caused by recent natural disasters. Here’s some news you may have missed while out on trail this week.
Fees waived for President’s Day: On February 21, fees will be waived at National Forests and Bureau of Land Management areas. Every year land managers offer free days when parking passes and entry fees are not required. This President’s Day, sites that normally require a northwest forest pass will be free.
Mountain snow in the forecast: If you’re planning to head to the mountains this weekend, be prepared for snow. Expect winter driving conditions as snow is forecasted at mountain passes, and get the latest avalanche forecast from the Northwest Avalanche Center to stay safe on those winter trails.
Work for state parks this summer: Washington State Parks is hiring for park aides and senior park aides to help with park operations this summer. Every year, these temporary positions add to the workforce during the busy season, doing everything from maintaining trails, cleaning campgrounds and helping with educational programs.
Washington forests receive funding: Funding from a 2021 Emergency Assistance Act is being allocated to Washington forests. National forests in our state will receive a combined $28.5 Million to fix damage caused by wildfires, floods and extreme weather over the past three years. Check out WTA’s 2022 legislative goals to learn about the funding we’re working to secure at the state level for the future of trails.
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