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Restoration at Middle Fork Natural Area

Saturday, March 24 - 10am - 2pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley, Urban and Edge Communities
Middle Fork Natural Area
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust continues to work to protect the Middle Fork Valley of the Snoqualmie River though restoration and trail work. To do this successfully, the Greenway Trust partners with land managers to promote and assist in sustainable, best managment practices on the lands and the trails in the valley. At the Middle Fork Natural Area, we partner with King County Parks and Recreation to restore a native conifer canopy along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River by removing invasive species that have been introduced to the area via cars, hikers, construction, etc. With increased traffic to the valley, it is more important than ever to remove invasive species from the area before they can establish. Volunteers will be focused on removing invasive black berries to make room for native tree plantings. Volunteers can expect to be impressed by the valley views and by the positive impact they will have on the Middle Fork Natural Area. 
Project Difficulty
Age Restriction
Any participant under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring

For safety, volunteers are required to wear:

  • Long pants made of sturdy material
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes
  • Gloves (provided)

In addition, we recommend that participants bring:

  • Warm layers, especailly during the fall, winter, and spring
  • Rain gear
  • Big sack lunch
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • At least one full water bottle

Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc…

Driving Directions
Volunteers will meet and park at the Granite Creek Trailhead: https://goo.gl/maps/6n9KqKKYAAn From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 34 (Edgewick Road). Turn left (north) onto 468th Street and follow it to the junction with the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road (Forest Road 56). Turn right and continue up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road for approximately 5.5 miles to the Granite Creek trailhead parking area on the right. Look for Greenway signs and staff.
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