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Join King County in building healthy forests

Join us in building healthy forests

We're doing our part in King County's effort to plant 1 Million Treesby 2020 to reduce carbon pollution and prepare for impact of climate change, one of the actions outlined the 2015 Strategic Climate Action Plan.

Join in and help us reach this goal while also restoring habitat for fish and wildlife and enhancing recreation opportunities for all of us.

To join an event, please register with the volunteer coordinator listed after each event. For any questions about our Volunteer Program or to inquire about a custom volunteer event for your group, contact Volunteer Program Manager Lina Rose or via phone at 206-491-5014.

Calendar of events

Events are on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. *unless otherwise noted.

To join an event, please register with the volunteer coordinator listed after each event.

  • Tolt-MacDonald Park, Carnation
    March 2 and March 16
    Tolt-MacDonald Park (Carnation)

    Join in King County Parks as we work with our partners to plant 1 million trees. We are turning a former pasture along the Snoqualmie River back into healthy flood plain forest and we need your help installing lots of trees! While you're here you can also take a stroll across the historic 550-foot long suspension bridge over the Snoqualmie River.

    Contact Brian Lund.

  • Squak Lodge near Issaquah
    March 9 and March 23
    Squak Lodge (Issaquah)

    Come help King County Parks as we work to restore a former campground situated on the side of Squak Mountain. This former 100-site campground was purchased by King County in 2016 and now we need your help restoring former camp sites that have been cut into otherwise pristine upland forest.

    Contact Lina Rose.

Backcountry trail work parties with WTA

Backcountry trail maintenance tools

Here's a chance to learn about how backcountry trails are constructed. Join King County Parks and the Washington Trails Association this winter and spring to rebuild and repair backcountry trails. Tasks include retreading a trail, building a turnpike, and solving drainage problems.

Note: These events require hiking to more remote work sites. Events are limited to 20 people, with typically 6-12 volunteers.

Events are Tuesday – Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

February 26 – March 2 Cougar - Squak Corridor (Issaquah)

March 5 – March 9 Moss Lake Natural Area (Carnation-Duvall)

March 12 – March 16 Tolt-MacDonald Park (Carnation)

March 19 – March 23 Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park (Issaquah)

March 26 – March 30 Gold Creek County Park (Woodinville)

To register, sign up on Washington Trail Association's website or call 206-965-8561.

Other volunteer opportunities

For more information about volunteering in King County, please contact Lina Rose, Volunteer Coordinator, King County Parks and Recreation Division.