South King County. This is WTA's first time at this park, located adjacent to Spring Lake/Lake Desire (Echo Mountain) Park. During this week, you will work on projects to improve existing trails that were impacted during recent timber harvest, including re-routing some sections of trail.
This is the regular Thursday work party, so we will be meeting at 7:00 a.m. for breakfast at Shari’s, in Renton. To get to the restaurant, leave I-405 at exit 4, and drive south under I-405 on State Route 169. The restaurant is just on your left as you cross under the Freeway. Address: 1820 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA 98055. All volunteers are welcome join us. It is a great opportunity to meet your co-workers. Otherwise you can meet us at the trailhead at the regular time.
The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks recently completed the McGarvey Park Open Space Forest Stewardship Plan. The plan provides management recommendations to help guide the long-term stewardship of this 400-acre forest, which neighbors Spring Lake/Lake Desire Park, through a series of adaptive forest practices that will improve forest health and promote plant and animal biodiversity. WTA will work with the park on improving existing trails, re-routing sections of trails impacted by timber harvest, as well as the creation of some new trails.
GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head