Mulching along the Cedar River in Maple Valley
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, especially 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…
This site resides along the Cedar River, and is connected, through riparian habitat, to the Dorre Don Natural Area. As a whole, the Dorre Don Natural Area consists of nearly 70 acres on both banks of the Cedar River. The Cedar River is ecologically valuable for several reasons. It is used seasonally by native salmon species, including sockeye, coho, steelhead, and possibly Chinook. This natural area consists of important riparian habitat alongside the river to support juvenile salmon habitat in the stream. This natural area is managed by King County, and is currently managed to ensure and increase and enhancement of this essential habitat.
The specific site lies alongside a side channel of the Cedar River, which is also used seasonally by salmon. The exact location of this event was formerly a single family home residence. Now, it is a canvas for King County, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, and volunteers such as yourself to improve native plant survival and soil quality alongside this side channel of the Cedar River.
Be sure to come out and experience the beauty of this natural area near Maple Valley. No experience necessary, all training provided. Thank you for coming out to volunteer!