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National Public Lands Day 2021

When
Saturday, September 25, 2021: 9am to 1pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley
Location
Snoqualmie Lake Trailhead
Description

This event is subject to change due to ongoing public health guidelines, thank you for your understanding.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is celebrating National Public Lands Day (NPLD) 2021 in the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River Valley. The Middle Fork is 98% publicly-owned and managed by the United States Forest Service, the Washington Department of Natural Resources, and King County with collaborative support from partner nonprofits, businesses, and community members.

Volunteers will be assisting the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and the United States Forest Service at Snoqualmie Lake Trailhead, a popular access point for day hikers and backpackers heading to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness as well as sightseerers and campers along the Taylor River. Volunteer projects may include salvaging native plants, clearing vegetation for expanded picnic areas, trash pick up, and other trailhead improvement projects.Though this event will look different in years past, it will still capture our love for public lands through trail restoration and stewardship opportunities.

We will be following public health guidelines to protect staff and volunteers from COVID-19. In the case the event is full, or you are looking for other ways to support public lands this NPLD, consider helping to keep the Greenway trash free, or donating to the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust to support our programming. Thank you!
 

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

COVID-19 Update: We are dedicated to keeping volunteers and event leads safe during our events. Volunteers are required to follow our COVID-19 safety guidelines, regardless of vaccination status.

In addition to our COVID-19 safety guidelines, please be prepared with the following.

For safety, volunteers are required to wear:

  • Facial covering when within 6ft of other people
  • 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
There is no cell phone reception beyond Mailbox Peak Trailhead. Be prepared ahead of time with the right information for the event and directions to the site. Due to limited cell service, you will not be able to contact your event leader the morning of the event. Thank you! Volunteers will meet and park at the Garfield Ledges Trailhead: https://goo.gl/maps/TvaeMpYoPLYgSywj7 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 5600). Turn right and continue up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road for 12 miles to the Garfield Ledges Trailhead parking area. This is past the Middle Fork Trailhead and campground. Look for Greenway signs and staff.
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