Tuesday, June 28, 2016

July 4th Weekend Reminder

Pendleton, Oregon: As you make plans to celebrate America’s independence please remember that fireworks and forests don’t mix. Whether you’re planning to spend the weekend camping at your favorite campground or enjoying one of several back-country trails or scenic drives, one message remains consistent: LEAVE YOUR FIREWORKS AT HOME!

Forest regulations prohibit possessing, discharging, or using any kind of fireworks, including sparklers and smoke bombs, on National Forest lands. Violators will be fined and, if found responsible for starting a forest fire, can be held liable for costly fire suppression expenses. Also, forest fuels will dry out quickly so please be careful with campfires, cigarettes, and chainsaws.

For more information about the current status of forest campgrounds, trails and roads for the holiday weekend please contact the Umatilla National Forest offices or visit the website at: www.fs.usda.gov/umatilla.

Supervisor’s Officer Pendleton, OR (541) 278-3716

Heppner Ranger District Heppner, OR (541) 676-9187

North Fork John Day District Ukiah, OR (541) 427-3231

Pomeroy Ranger District Pomeroy, WA (509) 843-1891

Walla Walla Ranger District Walla Walla, WA (509) 522-6290


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