Trail Maintenance on CCC Trail
The CCC road was originally built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, a public work relief program for young, unmarried men during the Great Depression. The CCC trail is the old CCC road, which encompasses a total of 13.5 miles running somewhat parallel to the Middle Fork Snoqualmie road. The trail itself is broken into an upper and lower sections, and allows hike, bike, and equestrian access. The upper part of the trail runs through second growth forest, with occassional views of the nearby peaks and beautiful waterfalls. For this event, the Greenway Trust is partnering with King County Weed Watchers program to help maintain the trail and to identify, remove, and prevent the return of invasive species along the trail. Additionally, a US Forest Service botanist will lead a mid-event ethnobotany hike and share how plant life is interconnected with humans and culture. Thanks in advance for volunteering with us!
For safety, volunteers are required to wear:
- Long pants (we’ll be working with tools, so no shorts!)
- Sturdy, close-toed shoes (absolutely no sandals)
In addition, we recommend that participants bring:
- Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
- Rain gear
- Big sack lunch
- Water for the day (3 liters minimum)
- Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc.