Please join the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe’s Habitat Restoration Team as we begin to restore prairie ecosystems in the Three Forks Natural Area on Saturday, March 2nd from 10am to 1pm! We will be moving and installing protective oak caging to protect young trees from elk herbivory in the upper Snoqualmie River floodplain. Prairie Ecosystems are one of the most endangered ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest, with a greater than 95% reduction of their historic distribution. As these young oaks get established, they will help regenerate a once abundant ecosystem, including many edible plants like camas, wild onion, and the oak’s own acorns! Come learn about the work the Snoqualmie Tribe is doing in the area, how prairies connect to cultural resources, and enjoy the first event of the new year!
This event will involve moving heavy wood framing, requiring multiple people to lift, as well as digging holes to install the fence posts. We will not be planting at this event.
This event will happen rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. Rain gear, boots, and clothes you don’t mind getting muddy are recommended. Bring your own water bottle or coffee mug to help us reduce waste. Tools, snacks, coffee, water, and gloves will be provided!
Roadside parking is available onsite, and the event will take place in the field on the southeast corner of SE 92nd St & 428th Ave SE near North Bend and Snoqualmie, WA. See the attached map for more context. Search address 9200 428th Ave SE, North Bend, WA 98045. This site is across the street from the Norman Creek
Our RSVP form can be found below, including the new 2024 Volunteer Waiver. Filling out the RSVP helps us track how many people are signed up, and helps us prepare for the event. Because of the (Happy) New Year, we have a new waiver for 2024 that can be filled out below or here in a new window.