Special Planting 11/12/18 to block destructive social trails at McLane Creek!
Please join us from 10AM to 2PM on Monday, November 12th — the observed Veterans Day holiday for many — while we give back to Mother Earth to prevent erosion and pollution to the salmon-bearing stream at McLane. We’ll be nipping in the bud some new social trails that have popped up, by covering the area with tough native plants that will deter these off-trail explorers!
McLane Creek Trail Maintenance
Visit our Events Calendar to see upcoming trail maintenance dates!
Since 2009, Native Plant Salvage Project, Stream Team and the Department of Natural Resources have been collaborating to steward the beautiful McLane Creek Trail. Spend a morning or afternoon with us as we help maintain the trails, while appreciating the diversity of this wonderful example of a Puget lowland forest. We mindfully trim back growth along the trail, pull weeds and clear the paths of any large debris.
Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. We will provide gloves, tools and refreshments. Volunteers are usually issued a free one-day parking pass in lieu of the Discover Pass that is now required at WA State DNR sites. Youth under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Our stewardship activities usually begin in April and continue through October or November, depending on need. Check out our upcoming events page to see upcoming work parties.
An afternoon with Stream Team and the Native Plant Salvage team will give you a chance to exercise your plant knowledge in the company of experienced volunteers and educators, and your service will help DNR keep the trails accessible to the public.
Love the McLane Creek Nature Trails, and want to become an ongoing steward of the park? Become a McLane Creek Steward!
McLane Creek Stewards learn to protect and preserve native flora along the McLane Creek Nature Trail, and gain hands-on experience in leadership, education, and environmental stewardship! Click the button below to find out more about this exciting training opportunity.