What a marvelous new stewardship site for Squad to volunteer at with King County Parks! Tanner Landing Park is below Mt. Si on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River in North Bend. We were even treated to some sun while we planted Douglas fir / Pseudotsuga menziesii and pines amongst lingering snow patches.
The restoration site was originally a cow pasture featuring bovine-sized grazing tunnels amongst a massive noxious Scott’s broom forest that used to dominate the site. It took many hard working years of removal to create the tall brush pile of dead broom and it still sprouts back from the roots.
The kids found part of an elk jaw bone and were delighted to discover the other half. We had a beautiful picnic lunch by the river, which is used as a water recreation point. Many a volunteer enjoyed $3.14 pie and the PNW’s best doughnuts at the must-visit historic North Bend Bakery.