Organizers are looking for volunteers to assist with the sixth annual Great Gravel Pack-in taking place in Capitol State Forest.
The event, taking place Saturday at Margaret McKenny Campground, is hosted by the State Department of Natural Resources and the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington.
“This volunteer event brings folks together with all kinds of recreation interests to help improve trails in the forest,” said Toni W. Droscher, recreation program communications manager for the Department of Natural Resources
The event starts with a safety meeting at 9 a.m. at the campground. That’s where volunteers need to sign in to pick up packets and get a work assignment.
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People will be working on the Waddell Loop and Greenline No. 6 trails.
The work will include spreading gravel on muddy spots in trails and working on a drainage project to deal with excess moisture on a trail section.
The pack-in was originally scheduled for March 5, but had to be rescheduled due to poor weather conditions.
Last year, more than 180 volunteers took part and spread 125,000 pound of gravel and rock to repair nonmotorized trails in the forest.
Participants should bring work gloves, water and rain gear. Volunteers will be providing lunch at 1 p.m.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For the safety of the horses and pack stock, please leave dogs at home.
For more information, contact Nick Cronquist at 360-575-5016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.