Tumwater, WA – August 6, 2018 Prolonged dry weather conditions have raised the risk of forest fires in the region. Until further notice, Port Blakely’s forestlands in Washington and Oregon are closed to all public access. This closure applies to foot, horse, motorized and any other form of access.
While we regret any inconvenience this may cause to recreational users, our decision to prohibit access reflects our priorities: public safety and the protection of our forests. Port Blakely employees and security officials are monitoring the weather conditions and unauthorized access.
This closure to all traffic is temporary. Regular allowable access will be permitted once the risk of forest fires decreases and forest conditions are considered safe.
To report fires, call 911.
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