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FOSLS Meets the third Monday of the Month Montesano City Hall.     7 pm  June Meeting is CANCELLED


​June 19, 2016 Update

​Weed Warriors at Work

​Cindy B. is our Invasive Control Leader. She is mapping out areas in the park where we have invasive weeds. She and helper Helen are going out to the park one day a week to manually remove invasive plants. Right now they are working on Herb Robert which spreads rapidly. There is plenty of work for volunteers who would like to help with that chore and we always have plenty of ivy that needs to be removed. Give us a call and let us know when you would like to help. It is a great way to spend a couple of hours in a beautiful park with good people.

​Storm Damage Repair for Memorial Day

​Thanks to Jay and Hal for their work on our May work days. On the first day Jay along with park aide Alex put in a long day of raking, weed cutting and shoveling to put a good face on the park for Memorial Day. All day use roads, roadsides and the entrance were trimmed, truckloads of storm debris were hauled away and extra touches were done to get the park ready for the big weekend.  On the second day it looked like we would not be able to finish smoothing out some of the areas where logging equipment had been working to remove downed trees. We figured it would take days with large crews using hand tools.  Neighbor Hal came to the rescue with his tractor and some skilled work with the bucket. Four more loads of debris were hauled and Hall restored the area around the large shelter. More work needs to be done to clear out the gulley, obtain native plants and replant the damaged areas. Can you help? Please give us a call.  Thanks

Volunteers Needed

(360) 789-9953

​A heavy windstorm blew through the park on Tuesday March 1st, 2016. A grove of Douglas Fir trees near the large community shelter caught the brunt of the wind.  All trees (about eight) blew down and several went through the community shelter shearing off about half of the building. Fortunately, the shelter was not in use and the fireplace end was not destroyed. (See pictures on FOSLS facebook page)  Much work is ahead to restore the park and all help is appreciated.   Call 789-9953 or email for more information. Thanks

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"...working together to keep ALL state parks open and operating for future generations.."

FOSLS works to preserve and protect our state parks for this and  future generation