If the start of Fall Quarter has you fired up and extra motivated to get your hands dirty, you can channel that energy on Saturday, October 19, at a volunteer work party with our friends at Conservation Northwest!
The fall planting, organized by Conservation Northwest and other local partners, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. near Snoqualmie Pass along the Interstate 90 corridor. Their goal is to recruit 40 to 80 volunteers to help restore and connect important habitat, and they’ll be planting native plants, including ground cover, shrubs and willows, all around the Gold Creek pond area.
Gold Creek is an essential pathway for wildlife moving north and south in Washington’s Cascades and needs greater protection and connectivity. Beginning in 2007, Conservation Northwest and partners began restoration efforts reducing invasive plants and recovering native species. Not only is Gold Creek an important place for wildlife, it also offers popular and important recreation opportunities, including picnic areas, an ADA-accessible trail, and trail access to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
Beverages, snacks, work gloves and tools will be provided, but you’ll want to bring a lunch and extra water. If you have your own favorite gardening gloves, feel free to bring those as well.
To learn more or RSVP for the planting, contact Jen Watkins and come join Conservation Northwest in their efforts to improve Gold Creek for wildlife and human uses!
Photo © Conservation Northwest.