Celebrate 50 Years of Wilderness & Job Corps ~ 1964-2014
The Siuslaw National Forest, home to three Wildernesses and Angell Job Corps, will kick off a summer of celebration starting on National Trails Day, June 7 with a finale on September 6.
Look for photo workshops/exhibits, Smokey’s Birthday Party, prominent speakers, artist-in residence, exhibits, interpretive walks, and other fun activities all summer at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and the City of Yachats.
Celebration Kick Off
National Trails Day
Former deputy Chief of the Forest Service, Jim Furnish, will be the keynote speaker at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center in the morning, followed by a guided hike.
Just a few miles from the Visitor Center, the City of Yachats will guide the rest of the party from the Commons by hosting organizational information and educational displays, a picnic, and Native American flute playing.
Easy to moderate guided interpretive hikes lead by some of the “people behind the trails” will depart from the Commons in the early afternoon to wrap up the day’s activities.
Join us for birthday cake for Smokey. Engage with a panel of speakers from state/federal agencies and rural fire departments about the wild land interface.
Activities include wilderness films, Native American flute music, photo contest results, auction results from the Artist in Residence program, and a primitive tools exhibit. Desserts provided by Discover Your Northwest - our interpretive partner.