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Open house on recreation set June 7 at Tillamook Forest Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Distribution: NW Media
 
May 30, 2008
Contact: Stephanie Beall
866-930-4646 (toll free)
 
Celebrate National Trails Day and get an update on trails and campgrounds in the Tillamook State Forest at an open house Saturday, June 7, at the Tillamook Forest Center, from 1 to 4 p.m.
 
The open house is presented by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Tillamook State Forest Recreation Program. Visitors are invited to meet the staff and learn about recreational opportunities available to children and adults in the nearby state forest.
 
The Tillamook Forest Center is about an hour's drive west of downtown Portland along the Wilson River Highway (Highway 6 at mile post 22) in the heart of the Tillamook State Forest.
 
Information about getting involved in recreation in the Tillamook State Forest also will be available for persons interested in volunteering.
 
The center is open to visitors seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the summer. Admission is free.
 
The center has innovative programs and hands-on exhibits so visitors can gain a greater understanding about what a forest is and how it works – and how people have shaped, and in turn been shaped by the Tillamook Forest.
 
Outside there are trails, a suspension bridge across the Wilson River and a 40-foot tall functional fire lookout tower that offers a unique view of the area and the surrounding forest canopy.
 
For more information, call toll fee 1-866-930-4646 or visit the center's Web site at: www.tillamookforestcenter.org.
 
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