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Volunteers needed for tree planting in Valley

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SnoValley Star
Mountains to Sound Greenway has volunteer opportunities throughout the Fall.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway is looking for volunteers to help plant trees as part of its campaign to restore the natural habitat of the Three Forks Natural Area between Snoqualmie and North Bend.

The group has scheduled two planting days — Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 — along the Meadowbrook Slough in Snoqualmie.

The 418-acre Three Forks Natural Area is located at the confluence of the three forks of the Snoqualmie River, the largest river system in King County. The campaign’s goal is to plant more than 20,000 native trees and shrubs in the park.

The Meadowbrook Slough is one of the area’s most important wetlands, but has suffered degradation through the introduction of invasive plants such as Himalayan blackberry and Japanese knotweed. These plants do not provide needed shelter for wildlife and fish, and they deprive native vegetation of vital nutrients.

Native trees and shrubs improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gases, reduce riverbank erosion and improve water quality.

Volunteer by going to www.mtsgreenway.org/volunteer, or contact 206-812-0122 or volunteer@mtsgreenway.org.

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