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Middle Fork Trailhead Clean Up with Clean Up Washington

When
Saturday, September 28, 2019: 9am to 1pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley
Location
Middle Fork Trail
Description

Join Clean Up Washington in making strides towards a litter-free trailhead. With a natural resource as valuable as the Middle Fork, we want to do everything possible to keep the area beautiful, and to teach Leave No Trace principles to prevent issues like this in the future.

The Middle Fork of the Snoqulamie River Valley is a treasure for anyone living in or visiting the greater Seattle area. A person seeking a day of adventure could leave downtown Seattle and, in less than an hour’s time, reach the gateway to pristine Cascades wilderness in the Middle Fork Valley. From there, that person could set out on any of dozens of trails leading to mountain peaks, hidden lakes, or old-growth forests. From the Middle Fork Valley, there are several ways to access the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

Dedicated volunteers from Clean Up Washington will be working on picking up trash and removing unsanctioned fire rings from the trailhead and nearby areas. They would love your help! Volunteers will be provided the necessary tools to complete this work. 

Thank you. Please remember there is no cell reception at the Middle Fork Trailhead and plan accordingly. 

Project Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Age Restriction
Ages 14 and up.
What to Bring

For safety, volunteers are required to wear:

  • Long pants (we’ll be working with tools, so no shorts!)
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes (absolutely no sandals)
  • Gloves

In addition, we recommend that participants bring:

  • Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
  • Rain gear
  • Big sack lunch
  • Water for the day (3 liters minimum)
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc.
Driving Directions
Volunteers will meet and park at the Middle Fork trailhead: https://goo.gl/maps/VGyjGdSvq5o There will be no cell reception at the Middle Fork Trailhead. If you have questions about your event, please contact Caroline Villanova at (206) 373-1600. Thank you! From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 34 (Edgewick Road). Turn left (north) onto 468th Ave SE 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 11.8 miles to the Middle Fork trailhead parking area on the right. Look for Greenway signs and staff.
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