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Restoration at Three Forks Natural Area

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Date & Time
Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 9am - 1pm
Priority Area:
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Location
Three Forks Natural Area
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…
Where to Meet and Parking Information
Google Map: https://goo.gl/ijWDBf From I-90 east, take exit 27 and turn left onto SE North Bend Way. Continue straight through the roundabout. Take your next left (with a protected left turn lane) onto Meadowbrook Way SE, following signs for the City of Snoqualmie. Veer right to remain on Meadowbrook Way SE. Drive down the hill and straight through the intersection with Hwy 202. After several blocks, take a right onto SE Park Street. Drive for about a quarter mile and pull into small parking lot on the left. (across from Centennial Park). From I-90 west, take exit 31 and make a right onto N Bendigo Blvd. Follow the road as it veers to the left and turns into North Bend Rd. Turn right at the light onto Meadowbrook Way SE. Turn right onto Park St. Drive for about a quarter mile and pull into small parking lot on the left. (across from Centennia We encourage you to use King County Trip Planner at http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/ to find the most efficient bus route.

The 418-acre Three Forks Natural Area is located in rural eastern King County at the confluence of the three forks of the Snoqualmie River, the largest river system in King County. With sweeping views of Mount Si and Rattlesnake Mountain, the Three Forks Natural Area includes over five miles of riverfront with juvenile trout habitat, and serves as a sanctuary and corridor for a broad range of wildlife including black bear, elk, cougar, eagle, deer, and river otter. Meadowbrook slough, one of the most notable Class I wetlands in Three Forks Natural Area, has suffered degradation through the introduction of invasive plants such as Himalayan blackberry and Japanese knotweed.  These plants do not provide needed shelter for wildlife and fish and their competition jeopardizes the health of native vegetation.  Last year volunteers removed huge areas of blackberry and planted additional native trees and shrubs in its stead.  We are returning this year to continue to remove encroaching blackberry to ensure the survival of the native trees and shrubs.

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