Let's Clean Up Our Watershed - Saturday, Sept. 25!

We need your help to carry garbage out of our watershed on National Public Lands Day!

This Saturday, September 25, 2010 we will meet at the Quilcene Ranger Station at 9 am sharp for a required safety meeting before we go into the forest to do cleanup work. Tools, gloves, hardhats, etc. will be provided.

If you can help - register your name and phone # by emailing proberts@jefferson.wsu.edu
or call Pamela Roberts at 765-0124.

On Saturday, September 25, thirteen Port Townsend high school students in the 4-H Stewardship Program are asking you to join them in the forest! They will lead groups of community volunteers to cleanup the Quilcene-area watershed that supplies Port Townsend’s drinking water. This event is held on National Public Lands Day – a day when thousands of volunteers gather at national parks and forests, reservoirs and other public areas to improve and enhance the resources of those special places where Americans go to enjoy the outdoors. These projects are ones that would not have been accomplished without National Public Lands Day.

Jennifer Fujii with the Hood Canal Ranger District pointed out that, “This event should hold special meaning for the residents of Port Townsend, who receive their drinking water from the targeted cleanup area. I would love to see them turn out in strong numbers – not only because the work will directly benefit their community’s water, but also because the youth involved have put in a lot of effort to organize this cleanup.”

Pamela Roberts, Jefferson County 4-H coordinator emphasized, “We encourage all who are physically able to join us for this important community effort. We require volunteer participants to register beforehand so that we can responsibly plan for tools and group organization. We want to be sure that everyone has a great day outdoors, that they stay safe, enjoy the beauty of nature and fresh air while helping their watershed stay clean.”

Participants will start that day with a required safety meeting at 9 am at the Quilcene Ranger Station before driving into the forest for the cleanup. To register, send your name and contact information to Pamela Roberts, 4-H Coordinator, at proberts@jefferson.wsu.edu or call her at 765-0124.

In partnership with the City of Port Townsend, WSU Beach Watchers,
U.S. Forest Service and Jefferson County 4-H.