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TPL Stewardship Day with MTSG 2024

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Date & Time
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 10am-1pm
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Location
Preston Mill
Event Overview

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) have expanded upon 30 years of partnership by launching the Jim Ellis Fund for Land Conservation. The fund will create an on-hand pool of resources that will ensure we can move quickly when opportunities arise to bring the highest-priority places across the Greenway into public ownership and ensure they can’t be gated off and lost forever. Learn more here. 

Join us for volunteer stewardship and a celebration of this partnership!

Volunteers from the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and The Trust for Public Land will be sprucing up Preston Mill Park by pulling weeds, spreading mulch, and maintaining pathways at this newly-renovated King County Park.

Preston and its surrounding areas in the Snoqualmie Valley have an ancient history. Long before the mill and town were established, this land has been home to the Snoqualmie People, who since time immemorial have hunted, fished and lived in this land and continue to live in the valley to this day.

In the late 19th century, European immigrants built a logging town at Preston, first with a sawmill in Upper Preston that expanded to include a shingle mill at the current Preston Mill Park site.

King County Parks, Jones and Jones Architects and Landscape Architects, and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust have joined forces to build the first phase of a renovated park for community gathering and heritage preservation. The park complex is now named after civic leader Jim Ellis: https://mtsgreenway.org/blog/park-complex-in-preston-named-for-regional-conservation-hero-jim-ellis/

Difficulty
Moderate
Age Restriction
Open to all ages. Participants 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
  • Snacks for breaks
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • At least one full water bottle
  • Small daypack for food, extra layers, etc…
Driving Directions
Google link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/JqvCw2BSoRKuUunk7 Take I-90 to Preston, exit #22. go north for about 1 block to the "T" intersection. Turn right onto Preston/Fall City Road and continue approximately 1/2 mile. Turn right just after the large wooden Preston Mill sign that marks the entrance and park anywhere in the gravel lot.
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