Northwest NEWS

May 15, 2000

Local News

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King County to close section of Sammamish River Trail for day

   The King County Parks System will close a six-block section of the Sammamish River Trail between 102nd Ave. NE and 108th Ave. NE in Bothell on Wednesday, May 24, from 9 a.m. until dusk for routine repairs and repaving. Trail users can travel along a signed detour during this one-day closure. The detour will follow East Riverside Drive and 102nd Ave. NE through Sammamish River Community Park. Detour users are advised to proceed cautiously, as the detour involves the crossing of city streets and mixing with automobile traffic. The Sammamish River Trail connects with the Burke-Gilman Trail in Bothell, forming a 27-mile paved pathway taking users from Marymoor Park to Seattle's Fremont area. For more information, contact Karan K. Soi, King County Department of Construction and Facility Management, at 206-296-4250.

Community invited to help clean up Bear Creek Basin on Saturday, May 20

   Community members are invited to join Ray Heller, Bear Creek Basin steward, and Water Tenders for exploration and work at some of the conservation sites in the Bear Creek Basin. Participants should meet at Daniel's Creek Park (south side of the Woodinville-Duvall Rd. and 182nd) at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 20. Participants should wear boots and bring gloves, clippers, drinking water, and snacks. The group will explore additions to the park and remove non-native plants and pick up trash until about noon. For more information, call Terry Lavender at 425-788-2304.