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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Volunteers Plant 100 Trees and Shrubs to Support a Healthy Forest Canopy along the Snoqualmie River

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On Friday, October 29, 2021, community volunteers, members Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and North Bend Boy Scout Troop 466, Mayor Rob McFarland and Councilmember Mary Miller came together for another successful Arbor Day event.

Over 100 native trees and shrubs were planted by volunteers along the South Fork Snoqualmie River Levy between the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and the River as part of an ongoing effort to restore this forested area, which also includes the removal of invasive blackberry, ivy and holly.

“Thank you to our local boy scouts, new and longtime residents, and Mountains to Sound Greenway for their participation last Friday,” said Mayor McFarland. “I would also like to commend Senior Planner Mike McCarty for his ongoing service in organizing these Arbor Day plantings. As the Snoqualmie Tribe has been reminding us, it is important to acknowledge our responsibility to restore and maintain the health of our local rivers and forests. This community event provided an excellent opportunity to work together to protect our shared environment.”

This Arbor Day event was part of a larger forest rehabilitation project the City of North Bend is conducting with Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, with grant funding from a King County Million Trees grant.

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