Squad has worked in many gorgeous locations but the Three Forks Natural Area in Three Forks Park, maintained by King County Parks, has to be one of the prettiest! It was a hot day and our crew leaders did a lovely job of finding us a mostly shaded work site where we pulled weeds from around young native trees, which are protected from destructive animal browsing by little nets.
After lunch we rewarded the kids by finishing early and heading to the awesome swimming hole on the Snoqualmie River, which has a fun mix of shallow, mellow, fun current, island, sun, shade and or course-the view of Mt. Si! The kids spotted a fish hanging out in shallow water which appears to be a type of sculpin. A little internet research turned up several possibilities for freshwater sculpin in King County (see bottom of page).
The helpful King County Parks staff mentioned that their online Park Finder interactive map has useful layers for trails, parks and public spaces to help you locate natural areas to enjoy, have a look!