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Mountains to Sound Greenway seeks female volunteers for Women in the Woods event

  • Written by Valley View Staff

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Volunteers work on the trail during the 2010 Little Si Women in the Woods event. Courtesy photo
Join Issaquah REI, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and dozens of women to help fix damage on the Little Si Trail just outside North Bend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, September 17th. This year’s project includes building a wooden turnpike — also known as an elevated walking surface – to repair water damage on the trail.

Suitable for both regular trail users and the curious novice, the Women in the Woods program creates several trail projects each year specially designed for and completed by women.

Volunteers include grandmothers, mother and daughter pairs, corporate partner employees and outdoors groups. Past projects included last year’s maintenance work on the popular Tiger Mountain Trail including building a raised trail surface and improving the trail tread to withstand heavy recreational use.

Little Si trail is a popular and heavily used trail by hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Just down the road from Mt. Si, the trailhead for Little Si is a few minutes outside of North Bend.

The hike to the top is popular for its varied forests, marshes, rocky slopes and beautiful views; Little Si offers an easier alternative to the big climb up Mt. Si itself.

The Women in the Woods program is a great opportunity to learn how to use a Pulaski, meet other women interested in the outdoors and make a difference on a local trail.

To volunteer, visit www.mtsgreenway.org/volunteer, call (206) 812-0122, or write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The Greenway Trust also can arrange specific events for workplace teams, school groups, scouts, or other groups.

About The Mountains to Sound Greenway

The Mountains to Sound Greenway connects natural areas, trails, working farms and forests, historic towns and communities, wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington. The Greenway provides easy access to recreation and nature for millions of people in the Northwest, key to the quality of life in this region.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance this landscape, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature.

Founded in 1991, the Greenway Trust works to promote public land acquisitions, connect a continuous regional trail system, teach people of all ages about the importance of conserving forests and wildlife, improve recreation access, create new parks and trails and mobilize thousands of volunteers. The Greenway Trust is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a variety of events, activities and educational opportunities for all ages in 2011.

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