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Goodbye Ruth Ittner  


Read her Seattle Times obituary here.


Aug. 21, 2010 group celebration of 
Ruth Ittner at the Wellington trailhead

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VOW trains our volunteers to be stewards of the environment. We partner with land managers to build trails, restore habitat, and preserve Washington State's rich heritage.

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2008 VV group photo

National Public Lands Day, September 27th, 2008

Volunteers celebrated our public lands and, of course, the trails we find on them. On the Iron Goat Trail we worked on the Horseshoe Tunnel Extension and other general trail cleanup. We made new friends while giving back to our public lands.

Horseshoe Tunnel Extension Fund

horseshoe historical

The Iron Goat Trail, located near Stevens Pass in Washington State, offers a window into Great Northern Railway history. Since 1990 volunteers, in a labor of love, have transformed an abandoned railway bed into a hiking trail. The Horseshoe Tunnel Trail project will capture a critical interpretive element in the Iron Goat Trail experience.

Help us complete the story of the Iron Goat Trail by making a contribution to Volunteers for Outdoor Washington today!

Did you know that you can now pay your membership or make contributions to VOW online? It's arranged through PayPal. If you need to know what that's all about, just call the office, 206-517-3019.

When you can't get out on the trail to help, we offer plenty of indoor ways you can contribute! If you want to get off the computer and out of the house, consider calling the VOW office and asking about volunteering in the office. We can always use your help! Other non-trail volunteer opportunities abound as well. We have lots of committee work to do! Publicity, outreach, special events, training, recruitment, and service projects are just a few of the committees, or teams, as we like to call them, that would love to have a few extra hands and minds full of ideas and energy participating to meet this years' goals and objectives.

You can help! When lots of you are helping, you each only need to do one little thing for everything to get done. "Many hands make light work"! Our theme is YES WE CAN!  Together, we can do anything!

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