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Restoration at Middle Fork Natural Area

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Date & Time
Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 10am - 2pm
Priority Area:
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, 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…
Where to Meet and Parking Information
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.

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. Joining the event will be Mark Boyar, one of the committed volunteers who has devoted much of his time to restoring the Valley, who will share his stories about the Middle Fork and the decades-long campaign to stop the encroachment of invasive weeds.

Volunteers can expect to be impressed by the work that has been done in the Middle Fork as much as the views the valley has to offer. See you out there.


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