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Restoration at the Middle Fork Natural Area: National Public Lands Day

When
Saturday, September 22 - 9am to 1pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley
Location
Middle Fork Natural Area
Description

Join the Greenway Trust and King County Parks and Recreation to restore native conifer canopy along the Middle Fork River at the Middle Fork Natural Area. Help us remove invasive species that have been introduced by boot and tire tread, wildlife, and road construction. With more people in the Middle Fork, it is important to remove invasive species from the area before they can establish and crowd out important native vegetation. Volunteers will focus on removing invasive blackberry plants to make room for native tree plantings.
 
Joining the event will be Mark Boyar, a committed volunteer 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.
 
Hosted by King County Parks and Recreation and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust

Followed by the REI Co-op Cheers for Volunteers celebration at the Middle Fork Campground
 

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
Volunteers will meet and park at the Granite Creek Trailhead: https://goo.gl/maps/6n9KqKKYAAn We encourage you to carpool to this event - we are expecting a large number of volunteers! 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 approximately 5.5 miles to the Granite Creek trailhead parking area on the right. Look for Greenway signs and staff. No parking pass needed on National Public Lands Day!
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