Green Diamond Resource Company has opened lands for recreation and a program allowing for cash rewards for information about criminal activity on its lands. According to Patti Case, company spokesperson, many gates have already been opened to allow for recreational use and signs are mounted next to gates, indicating activities allowed in the area. A sign with a red dot means no motor vehicles are allowed. A green dot indicates licensed, street-legal motor vehicles are allowed ON ROADS only and only during daylight hours. An orange sign indicates harvest or other activity is taking place and all recreation access to these areas is prohibited. Case asks that recreation seekers wear high visibility clothing for safety and that visitors exit Green Diamond’s forest land within one hour of sunset as indicated in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s hunting regulations.
Case also introduced the Rewards Program sponsored by Green Diamond, allowing for a cash reward of up to $500 for information leading to arrest and prosecution of criminal activity on Green Diamond land. Targeted activities include littering and garbage dumping, trespass, theft of timber and other forest products, and unlawful use of off-road vehicles. According to Case, the Rewards Program provides incentive for law-abiding citizens to step forward when they learn of unlawful activities. People wishing to report criminal activity should call (360) 427-4090, a secure message phone. Callers are asked to leave method of reply so that leads may be followed up.
A disclaimer is attached to the news release on the Rewards Program: The Green Diamond Resource Company property protection Rewards Program is not a product promotion and it is not an invitation, inducement, or permit granting access to Green Diamond property. The decision to provide Green Diamond with information on potential criminal activity occurring on Green Diamond property is voluntary and does not create a contract between Green Diamond and the person providing information. Green Diamond reserves full discretion to determine whether to reward a person who provides information on potential criminal activity and the amount of any such reward. Green Diamond cannot guarantee the anonymity of a person who discloses their identity when providing information on potential criminal activity because such information, including witness identity, may be referred to appropriate law enforcement officials for investigation and prosecution. The following persons are not eligible for property protection rewards from Green Diamond: persons under the age of 18, employees of Green Diamond and their immediate family members, persons who trespass on Green Diamond property, and persons who aid, abet, assist, or participate in criminal activity on Green Diamond property.