Taylor River

Trip

Stewardship - Big Creek Falls

The King County Noxious Weeds Control Program invites lovers of the outdoors to learn how to identify and remove invasive plants and to do trail surveys to find noxious weed infestations when they are small.

  • Fri, Jun 10, 2016
  • Stewardship Partners Committee
  • Environmental Awareness, Day Hiking, Stewardship
  • 20-30 Somethings, Families, Adults, Singles, Youth, Retired Rovers
  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Elevation Gain: 650 ft

When: Friday, June 10th, 2016. Meet at the trailhead at the parking lot at the end of Taylor River Road at 12:30 PM.


Where: (from WTA.org) From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 34. Turn left onto 468th Street and follow it about 0.3 miles to the junction with the signed Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road. Turn right and head up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road. Where the road forks with the Lake Dorothy Road, stay left. Follow this road to a stop sign and turn left, back onto the Middle Fork Road. Stay on this road until you arrive at a junction with the Taylor River Road. Take the left fork onto the Taylor River Road and continue about half a mile to a parking area large enough for about six cars at its end. No facilities available. A self-service Northwest Forest Pass station is back down the road at the Middle Fork Trailhead.

King County's Weed Watchers Program trains volunteers to identify, map and control invasive species along backcountry trails and campsites. Volunteers gain skills in plant identification, enjoy scenic hikes and contribute important data to the U.S. Forest Service. The goal of our group hikes is to get people confident with surveying trails so they can do surveys independently. All skill levels and backgrounds are welcomed.


 For more information please visit the Weed Watchers webpage at: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/animals-and-plants/noxious-weeds/weed-watchers.aspx

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Route/Place

Taylor River



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Don’t forget: Dress for the weather, whatever that will be. Don’t forget sunblock. Bring your allergy medications and tell us about any allergies or medical conditions you have. Wear sturdy hiking shoes. Bring plenty of water for the day, a lunch and plenty of snacks to keep you going. Survey forms, your smartphone and weed identification guides will be good if you want to follow along and practice.

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