Upper Snoqualmie Weed Watchers
Plant enthusiasts, hikers and others who want to help protect our natural areas are encouraged to join the effort to locate (and control) invasive species in the beautiful Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley and the Snoqualmie Pass Gateway trails of the South Fork Snoqualmie. The Upper Snoqualmie invasive weed project trains volunteers to survey along the beautiful trails of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley and in the upper South Fork Snoqualmie watershed. Help survey the area's spectacular trail system for invasive weeds so we can stop them before they get entrenched. We are surveying trails from Mt. Si near North Bend to Dutch Miller Gap in the heart of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
2017 news and events
Join us for a Weed Watcher Group Hike on the CCC Road-Trail in the Middle Fork Valley. No experience is necessary – just a desire to hike with a purpose. Experienced Weed Watcher Ann Stevens and Noxious Weed Program educator Sasha Shaw will be there to help teach plant ID so feel free to bring any family and friends who are interested.
- Date: Friday, July 7
- Meeting time and location: 9:30 am at the North Bend Park N Ride, 331 W North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045. You can also meet us at the Bessemer Road gate on Middle Fork Road no later than 10 am, but let us know so we don’t wait for you at the Park and Ride.
- To sign up: email Sasha Shaw or text 206-617-4538.
- Mountaineers members: sign up through The Mountaineers activities website to get a stewardship badge
The King County Weed Watcher training classes for 2017 are completed, but you can still be a volunteer this year. Contact Sasha Shaw for more information and she can get you on the trail looking for weeds in no time!
If you are interested in volunteering on trails outside of King County, check out the PNW‐IPC Citizen Science EDRR program for lots of options throughout western Washington and even into Oregon.
Note: These resources are for reference only. Please contact Sasha Shaw for the latest information and forms.
Training video (2013)
- Weed Watcher Quick Guide - Snapshots of Priority Species (Adobe pdf, 529 Kb)
- Weed Watcher Guide to Invasive Plants (Adobe pdf, 5.7 Mb)
- 2012 Weed Watcher Training Slide Show (Adobe pdf, 31.8 Mb)
- Knotweed and Butterfly Bush Flyer (for Middle Fork Snoqualmie)
- Knotweed and Butterfly Bush Pocket Cards (for Middle Fork Snoqualmie)
- Hawkweed Key for the Pacific Northwest
- Weed ID Slide Show (Powerpoint, 10.2 Mb)
- 2008 Training Slide Show (Powerpoint, 8.78 Mb)
- Noxious Weed Photo Index
- Noxious Weed Program Brochures
- Email a Photo or Question for More Help
- Upper Snoqualmie Weed Watchers Manual (Adobe pdf)
- Volunteer Service Agreement - Contact information and waiver, need every two years (Adobe pdf - print and scan or mail it in)
- Trail Weed Watcher Survey Form - Excel version (fillable version in MS Excel)
- Trail Weed Watcher Survey Form - pdf version (for printing only - Adobe pdf, 11 Kb)
- Trail Weed Watcher Weed Code List - Excel version (in MS Excel)
- Trail Weed Watcher Weed Code List - pdf version (for printing only - Adobe pdf, 18 Kb)
- Instructions for Survey Form - Instructions for filling out survey log (MS Word, 15 Kb)
- Instructions for Survey Form - pdf version (Adobe pdf version)
- 2013 Upper Snoqualmie and Alpine Lakes Weed Watchers Report
- 2010 Upper Snoqualmie Trails Weed Watcher Program Report
- 2009 Upper Snoqualmie Trails Weed Watcher Program Report on Activities and Findings
- Middle Fork Snoqualmie Invasive Weed Control Project Report: 2007-2008. Prepared by Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.
- Middle Fork Snoqualmie Invasive Weed Control Project: Year Two, Final Report December 2006. Prepared by Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust. (1.6 MB)
- 2006 Middle Fork Snoqualmie River WSDA Knotweed Control Grant Final Report (339 KB)
Mark Boyar, Volunteer, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, 206-760-9041, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sasha Shaw, Education Specialist, King County Noxious Weed Control Program, 206-477-4824, email@example.com
Jonathane Schmitt, Invasive Plant Coordinator, Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Woolsey, Natural Areas and State Lands Steward, South Puget Sound Region, Snoqualmie Corridor, Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), (206) 375-3558, email@example.com
Lisa Nelson, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, (206) 373-1598, firstname.lastname@example.org
- US Forest Service
- Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
- King County
- Washington State Department of Natural Resources
- Washington State Department of Agriculture
For more information, email Mark Boyar or Sasha Shaw. To find out about weed removal work parties in the Middle Fork, contact Katie Woolsey with Washington Department of Natural Resources or the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.