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Hiker Headlines: Thankful for the Outdoors, Funding for Projects, Virtual Events

Posted by cwakenshaw at Nov 25, 2020 01:40 PM |

It’s November 25. Consider 6 outdoor activities to celebrate the season in addition to #OptOutside, which is this Friday. The Forest Service is accepting public comment on which projects should be funded. In-person events put on by the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest will go virtual this winter. And, a turkey visits a national park. Here’s some news you may have missed while out on trail this week.

It’s November 25. Consider an outdoor activity to celebrate the holiday season in addition to #OptOutside, which is this Friday. The Forest Service is accepting public comment on which projects should be funded. In-person events put on by the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest will go virtual this winter. And, a turkey visits a national park. Here’s some news you may have missed while out on trail this week.

Wild Turkey Parade. Dennis Graver.
Wild turkeys can be spotted on many trails in Washington. Photo by Dennis Graver.

Thankful for the outdoors: If you’re looking for alternatives to the usual holiday festivities, consider these 6 outdoor activities to celebrate the season. And, on the Friday after Thanksgiving, choose to #OptOutside, by going for a walk or hike instead of shopping. Wherever the holiday weekend takes you, remember to Recreate Responsibly by following these new guidelines specific to winter recreation.

Funding forest service projects: The national forests in the PNW received funding from the Great American Outdoors Act, and now they are in the process of determining which projects to move forward with. The public has until November 30, 2020 to comment on their list of potential projects

Events to go virtual: The Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest recently announced the cancellation of their winter in-person events. Instead of their usual programming that includes eagle watching trips and guided snowshoe trips, they are working to transition to virtual events. Stay tuned for more info.

Turkey visits national park: And, a turkey visits a national park in South Dakota.

Have a safe and fun weekend!


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