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Project description

Mid Fork Snoqualmie Valley - contact Mark Boyer for permission to use photo

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

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.

Project resources
2009 Map of Invasive Plant and Noxious Weed Surveys in the South and Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Basins - click for larger image

Note: These resources are for reference only. Please contact Sasha Shaw for the latest information and forms.

Training video (2013)

Map

Weed Identification

Weed_Watcher_Photo

Forms

Reports

Project Contacts

    Mark Boyar, Volunteer, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, 206-760-9041, mboyar@q.com

    Sasha Shaw, Education Specialist, King County Noxious Weed Control Program, 206-477-4824, sasha.shaw@kingcounty.gov

    Jonathane Schmitt, Invasive Plant Coordinator, Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, jonathaneschmitt@fs.fed.us

    Katie Woolsey, Natural Areas and State Lands Steward, South Puget Sound Region, Snoqualmie Corridor,  Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), (206) 375-3558, katie.woolsey@dnr.wa.gov

    Lisa Nelson, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, (206) 373-1598, lisa.nelson@mtsgreenway.org

Partners

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.

Related information

Related agencies


Program offices are located at 201 S. Jackson St., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104. To contact staff, see the Noxious Weed Control Program Directory, send an email, or call 206-477-WEED (206-477-9333).