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Tree Planting at Meadowbrook Slough: Green Snoqualmie Day

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Date & Time
Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 9am to 12pm
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Location
Three Forks Natural Area: Meadowbrook Slough
Project Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Age Restriction
Recommended minimum age is 6 years old; any participant under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring

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)
  • Gloves (provided)

In addition, we recommend that participants bring:

  • Warm layers–expect cool, wet weather this time of year.
  • Rain gear
  • Big sack lunch
  • At least one full water bottle
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc…
Where to Meet and Parking Information
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. After the turn, 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 turn right into the Centennial Fields parking lot. 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 turn right into the Centennial Fields parking lot.

The 418-acre Three Forks Natural Area is 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 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. Volunteers have worked hard over the past year to remove these invasive species and replace them with native vegetation.

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