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Outdoors briefs: Volunteers wanted to build nesting boxes at McNary refuge

BURBANK -- Members of the Tri-Cities Ducks Unlimited chapter are seeking volunteers to help build new wood duck nesting boxes at McNary National Wildlife Refuge on Feb. 7.

The boxes will replace ones damaged by a fire last year in the Wallula unit.

Kids from ages 7 to 14 are encouraged to volunteer, and adults are welcome, organizers said.

The event is from 9 a.m. to noon at McNary Education Center, 311 Lake Road, Burbank. RSVP by Monmday.

For more information, contact Jennifer_bradbury@fws.gov or leave a message at (509) 942-8184.

Sign-up sheets also are at Sportsman's Warehouse.

McNary spring cleanup planned for Feb. 28

McNary National Wildlife Refuge will have a spring cleanup Feb. 28.

Volunteers will clean blinds, pathways and parking lots of any empty shells and trash left behind after the waterfowl season, and will complete refuge projects.

RSVP by Feb. 25.

For more information, contact Jennifer_bradbury@fws.gov or leave a message at (509) 942-8184.

Sign-up sheets also are available at Sportsman's Warehouse.

Wildlife commission to consider fishing rules

OLYMPIA -- The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adopting a proposed package of sport fishing rule changes for the 2009-10 season during its Feb. 6-7 meeting in Olympia.

The commission will consider adopting more than two dozen sport fishing rule proposals, which were developed with public input and discussed at the commission's November meeting.

More details on the proposed rules are available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website at www.wdfw.wa.gov/fish/regs/rule_proposals/

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