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Tree Planting at Three Forks Natural Area

When
Saturday, October 28 - 10am - 2pm
Event Type
Location
Three Forks Natural Area
Description

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 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 with King County Parks and Recreation to ensure the survival of the native trees and shrubs.

Project Difficulty
Easy to 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 (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, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
  • Rain gear
  • Big sack lunch
  • At least one full water bottle
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc…
Driving Directions
We will be parking near the corner of 428th Ave SE and SE 92nd St in North Bend. From I-90, take exit 27 in North Bend. Turn left onto Winery Road off of the exit (signs for Snoqualmie Falls/Snoqualmie). Continue onto SE North Bend Way. Go straight through the roundabout (past the Casino) and make a left onto Meadowbrook Way SE. Continue on Meadowbrook Way until it dead ends into Reinig Road (about 1.7 miles). Turn right onto Reinig Road and follow it until it dead ends into 428th Ave SE. Turn right onto 428th, go over the bridge and turn left on SE 92nd St to park. Look for Greenway staff and event signs to direct you to parking. Google Map: https://goo.gl/ijWDBf
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