Out & About

By Al Thomas, Columbian Outdoors Reporter



Volunteers needed to fix Tarbell Trail

BATTLE GROUND — Volunteers are needed on March 24 and 25 to do trail maintenance on Tarbell Trail in the Yacolt Burn State Forest.

No experience is needed. Tools and instruction are provided. Overnight camping and a potluck are planned at Rock Creek campground on March 24.

To register, call Ryan Ojerio at 360-722-2657, email him at ryan@wta.org or go to the Washington Trails Association website at www.wta.org/volunteer/trail-work-parties.

Hunter education class registration open

WOODLAND — Registration is open online for free hunter education classes in April and May at Woodland High School, 757 Park Ave.

The first course will include sessions from 5 to 9 p.m. on April 9-11and April 13,with a range day in Longview on April 21. The May class will be from 5 to 9 p.m. May 7-9 and May 11, with the range day in Longview on May 19.

The online site to register is http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/huntered/classes/basic.php.

For more information, email instructor Michael Ward at safehunter@live.com

Boating safety classes scheduled for April, May

PORTLAND — Registration is open online for four boating safety seminars in April and May offered by the Fort Vancouver Sail and Power Squadron.

Navigation rules of the road will be taught on April 10. Anchoring will be discussed on May 21, GPS use on May 22 and trailering on May 23. All three seminars begin at 7 p.m. at 855 N.E. Tomahawk Island Drive, which is on Hayden Island east of Interstate 5. The cost per seminar is $40 or $45 for a couple who share materials.

To register, go online to www.fvsps.org. More information about each seminar also is available.

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