Volunteers needed for May Creek Trail project

March 21, 2012

NEW — 3:55 p.m. March 21, 2012

Volunteers are needed for work that will resume March 24 on the May Creek Trail extension east to Coal Creek Parkway.

A work trail party will take place from  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a break for lunch around noon. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Boy Scout Nolan Palzer of Troop 498 is organizing the work as part of his Eagle project.  The work will include clearing brush, removing organic matter from the soil and contouring the trail bed.

Trail tools will be provided by Newcastle Trails and the Scouts for the events. Attendees are encouraged to wear long pants, sturdy shoes and gloves. Newcastle Trails generally provides gloves and water.

Contact Nolan at casperjldnm@comcast.net, call Peggy Price at 425-829-2196 (cell) or email info@newcastletrails.org to volunteer.

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King County seeks volunteers to help find lost pets

March 21, 2012

NEW — 1:45 p.m. March 21, 2012

Regional Animal Services of King County is joining the nonprofit Missing Pet Partnership to help pet owners search for lost animals.

Through the program, Mission Reunite: Help and Hope for Lost Pets, Regional Animal Services volunteers can receive training from the Missing Pet Partnership to offer hands-on assistance to people searching for a lost cat or dog. Volunteers can also learn to find the owners of lost pets already at the shelter.

The training session is 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the King County Pet Adoption Center, 21615 64th Ave. S., Kent.

“When a pet goes missing, it can be very upsetting,” said Sarah Luthens, manager of volunteer programs for Regional Animal Services of King County. “Nationally, only 16 percent of lost dogs, and just 2 percent of lost cats, are ever reunited with their owners. The Mission Reunite program is a highly innovative, volunteer-based program that can improve those odds and reconnect lost pets with their families.”

People interested in the program should RSVP to sarah.luthens@kingcounty.gov or call 206-296-3946.

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