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Restoration at Mine Creek

When
Saturday, January 13 - 9 am - 2 pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley
Location
Mine Creek
Description

The Middle Fork Snoqualmie 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. The Mine Creek Day Use Area,  managed by Washington State's Department of Natural Resources,  features low-impact hiking trails, picnicking opportunities, and access to the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River. 
Volunteers will contribute their efforts to restore natural areas along the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River by planting and transplanting native trees, ferns, and shrubs. This is a peaceful place to enjoy river access and views of many peaks lining the Middle Fork Valley.

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
From I-90 eastbound, take North Bend exit 34. Turn left onto 468th Ave SE and go under the freeway. Continue straight past all the gas stations. Turn right onto SE Middle Fork Rd, follow road for approx. 3 miles (road splits for a while and then comes back together, take the lower road). Turn left at the stop sign (Valley Camp). Follow this road for another 3/4 mile past Mailbox Peak. The site will be on the left (north side of the road). Look for event signs and Greenway staff. Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Ky17zeigJzG2
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