Today we celebrate Earth Month by continuing to restore the riparian habitat along the Snoqualmie River at historic Carnation Farms in the scenic Snoqualmie Valley. Volunteers will help us maintain previous plantings. These efforts will enhance salmon habitat and restore the riverbank. Light refreshments (coffee, water and snacks), 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 and our Adopt-a-Buffer program. To learn more about Carnation Farms please visit:https://www.carnationfarms.org/
- 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 Carnation Farms 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
Due to COVID-19 our usual event routine has been altered a bit. Masks are suggested and fully vaccinated participants are highly encouraged although we won’t be checking vaccination cards. We will not supply shared items, refreshments or snacks. We will have water onsite as well as hand washing and sanitizing stations. We will supply gloves (bring your own if you can), tools (you’ll be assigned one tool and expected to only use that one throughout the day), supervision and an overview of the work you will be doing. We suggest that you dress in layers that include long pants, long sleeve shirt and a jacket. Sturdy footwear such as work boots, mud boots, hiking boots or running shoes are recommended. Please come prepared for the weather by bringing rain gear if you have it and older clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty or muddy.