Cedar Grove, Stewardship Partners and Carnation Farms are teaming up for a river restoration event in celebration of Compost Days. Today we continue to restore the riparian habitat along the Snoqualmie River at historic Carnation Farms in the scenic Snoqualmie Valley. Volunteers will apply compost, plant native trees and shrubs and maintain previous plantings. These efforts will enhance salmon habitat and restore the riverbank. Additional tasks include invasive plant removal and maintenance on past planting sites. Volunteers will also learn about the importance of composting and will be offered a free bag of compost from Cedar Grove Composting. To learn more about Cedar Grove’s Compost Days please visit: www.compostdays.com
Light refreshments (coffee, water and snacks), lunch, tools, gloves and an overview of the work, why it’s important and how to do it are provided. We’ll educate volunteers about the property and Stewardship Partners restoration efforts in the Snoqualmie Valley. Bring a full water bottle and a coffee cup or travel mug for refreshments. Participants are encouraged to plan a day in the valley as there is plenty of room on site to enjoy a picnic and the towns of Duvall and Carnation are close by to continue your rural adventure at the end of the day.
From Seattle (I-5), take WA-520 E (exit 168B) toward Bellevue/Kirkland.
Drive for 12.1 miles and take the Washington 202/Redmond Way exit
Turn right onto WA-202 E/Redmond Way (signs for Sammamish)
Travel for 6 miles and turn left on NE Ames Lake Road
Travel for 2.3 miles and NE Ames Lake Rd will turn into Ames Lake-Carnation Rd NE
Travel for 2.7 miles and Ames Lake-Carnation Rd NE will turn into NE Carnation Farm Rd
Travel for another .5 miles and Camp Korey will be on your right but the entrance to the event will be on the left. Proceed through the fence and down the scenic tree lined road to the parking area
How to prepare:
We suggest dressing in layers that include long pants, long sleeve shirt a jacket and sturdy footwear (work boots, mud boots, hiking boots or running shoes). Please come prepared for the weather by bringing rain gear if you have it and please wear older clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, wet or muddy.