Friends of the Forest Day is April 14 in Snoqualmie in honor of Earth Day
April 11, 2012
Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to sign up to help remove invasive plants at Snoqualmie Point Park just off of Interstate 90, according to a press release from Erin MacCoy, communications manager for the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.
In the late 1990s, there was a plan to develop eight office buildings on the site, which had once been a winery and later was zoned for industrial development, MacCoy said.
A partnership of citizens, elected officials, agencies, The Trust for Public Land and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust worked to preserve and build the land as a city of Snoqualmie park, she said. Volunteers participating in Friends of the Forest Day will work at the park on a mixture of U.S. Forest Service, state Department of Natural Resources and city lands.
The National Forest Foundation’s Friends of the Forest Day program is a fun, hands-on way for people to help support meaningful restoration projects for the benefit of national forest lands. These family friendly events are designed to be engaging, educational and have a real impact on the ground.
Sign up for the weed removal project at http://mtsgreenway.org.
Following are more volunteer projects with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.
Events run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with half-day options also available. Volunteers can register online at http://mtsgreenway.org.
Upcoming events are:
April 7 — Trail maintenance at Little Si
April 7 — Invasive plant removal at Tollgate Forest
April 14 — Friends of the Forest Day at Snoqualmie Point Park
April 14 — Trail work on Little Si
April 22— Invasive plant removal at Tollgate Forest
April 28 — Invasive plant removal at Three Forks Natural Area
April 29 — Invasive plant removal at Pickering Reach
May 5 — Trail work at Twin Falls Trail
May 12 — Women in the Woods Project at Twin Falls Trail
May 12 — Invasive Removal at Three Forks Natural Area
May 19 — Trail maintenance at Twin Falls Trail
May 20 — Invasive Removal at Timberlake Park