Activity Information


Gold Creek Pond Restoration

06/22/13 (Sat)

Seattle Naturalists

Cynthia Luksus

9:00 AM

Gold Creek Pond Parking Lot

Volunteers spend the day collecting seeds and planting native plants, working with the Forest Service to restore habitat adjacent to Gold Creek near Snoqualmie Pass in the Interstate 90 corridor, as part of the WA Dept. of Transportation's construction of underpasses to connect habitat for wildlife to successful cross I-90.


Gold Creek valley, just east of Snoqualmie Pass, plays a tremendous role for wildlife in the Cascades, connecting habitat from north of the freeway to south. Gold Creek itself is home to a resident population of bull trout. The valley of Gold Creek features pikas, black bears, and more. Because it is important for recreation (including picnic areas, an ADA accessible trail, and trailhead into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness), Gold Creek sees a lot of human traffic. It's in need of restoration. Past volunteers have helped remove invasive plants,have planted over 6000 natives, and have collected native plant seed for dispersal.

Conservation Northwest hosts the event in coordination with the Mt Baker Snoqualmie and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests. We will organize as a Mountaineer group to help out in this effort. Northwest Forest Pass required.

Help us improve habitat in this vital wildlife corridor by distributing wood chips and straw to recent planting areas. Beverages, snacks, work gloves, and tools will be provided, but bring a lunch and extra water. If you have your own favorite gardening gloves, feel free to bring those as well.

Where: Gold Creek Pond on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. When: Meet at 9:00am to group up. Orientation starts at 9:30am. Work should wrap up by 3pm.

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Trip Data

Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207