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Tree Planting at Tolt MacDonald Park

November 11, 2017, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Description

Bring your family out to plant a tree!

The 574-acre park sits at the confluence of the Snoqualmie and Tolt Rivers in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley. A 500-foot suspension foot bridge crosses the Snoqualmie River and offers terrific views of the river and Cascade foothills. During the fall, you can observe spawning salmon in the river below and eagles and osprey soaring above. Volunteers will plant native trees and shrubs to restore the ecological health of the region, with the Greenway Trust and the Snoqualmie Tribe.

Prior to the white settlement of the Snoqualmie Valley in the late 1850s, the area that currently serves as Tolt-MacDonald Park was one of several large permanent wintering villages that the Snoqualmie Indian Tribes occupied along the Tolt, Snoqualmie, and Raging Rivers.

Development of the park and campground first began in the 1970s, as the vision of Boy Scout Council Chief John MacDonald. In 1976, as one of the nation’s largest bicentennial projects, more than 20,000 Boy Scouts spent some five months constructing campsites, picnic tables, and shelters. The suspension bridge was also built at this time by the Army Reserves 409th Engineering Company. Tolt-MacDonald Park was dedicated upon completion of the project, in June 1976. Tolt-MacDonald is also a favorite destination for exploring trails on foot or mountain bike.

 

Location
Tolt MacDonald Park
NE 40th at Highway 203
Carnation, WA 98014 United States
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