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I-90 - Gold Creek Planting Party

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Oct 19 - We need you, outside, for a restoration party! Volunteers spend the day helping restore and connect wildlife habitat adjacent to Gold Creek and freeway wildlife underpasses near Snoqualmie Pass.

What
  • Field work
  • Work party
When Oct 19, 2013
from 09:30 AM to 03:00 PM
Where Gold Creek pond, exit 54 off I-90
Contact Name
Contact Phone 206-940-7914
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We need your help! Volunteers will spend the day helping restore and connect habitat adjacent to Gold Creek near Snoqualmie Pass in the Interstate 90 corridor, reducing invasives and recovering native plants. Help us improve habitat in this vital wildlife corridor with a planting party!

RSVP required

This habitat where we’ll be working is directly north of the two underpasses being constructed through the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project to facilitate safer wildlife movement and restore the flow and function of Gold Creek.

Beverages, snacks, work gloves, and tools will be provided, but bring a lunch and extra water. If you have your own favorite gardening gloves, feel free to bring those as well.

Why are we doing this? 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 and recovering native plants. 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. Join us in our efforts to improve Gold Creek for wildlife and human uses!

Last year volunteers planted nearly 6,000 native plants at Gold Creek pond, and this summer we are looking to spread wood chips and straw across all of our planting areas to reduce the growth of invasive weeds and increase moisture retention around these new plants in their first summer. We’ll return to plant additional natives starting in September. 

Sponsored by U.S. Forest Service and Conservation Northwest
Directions: Meet at the Gold Creek pond parking lot. Drive Interstate 90 east to Exit 54, 2 miles east of the Snoqualmie Pass summit. Take the exit to turn north, crossing under the freeway. A few hundred feet north of the highway interchange, turn right onto a narrow paved road (FS road 4832) and drive east parallel to the freeway for one mile. Turn left on Gold Creek Road (142) and then left again in 0.3 mile into the lot. You are there.



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