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Mulching along the Cedar River in Maple Valley

When
Saturday, June 22 - 9am to 1pm
Event Type
Location
Dorre Don Natural Area
Description

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!

Project Difficulty
Moderate
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, 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…
Driving Directions
Please note this site is *not* at the Dorre Don Natural Area, but rather at a former single family residence. Follow the driving directions carefully to reach the site. Thank you. Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/FTc89ecnaFFKDmrG7 From I-90 East, take exit 10A and merge onto I-405 South. Take exit 4 from 405 S for WA-900 W toward WA-169 S/Renton/Enumclaw. Take WA-169 S to 231st Pl SE in Hobart. Turn left onto WA-169 S, follow for 10 miles. Turn left onto Witte Rd SE, then turn left onto SE 228th St. Follow this street until you see Greenway and King County event leaders and signs.