Monday, May 12, 2008

West Duwamish Greenbelt Guided Eco-hike

From our friends at the Nature Consortium

West Duwamish Greenbelt Guided Eco-hike
Friday, May 16th

Join us for a free public guided hike in the West Duwamish Greenbelt, Seattle’s largest remaining forest. We will explore the hidden treasures of this amazing natural wonder, and hear about the history and the future of the forest from Nancy Whitlock, Executive Director of the Nature Consortium (and forest steward). Inexperienced hikers, seniors, and babies in backpacks are welcome.

Difficulty: mild. Dress for the weather, and wear appropriate footwear (some parts of the trail are muddy) Extreme rain cancels. Be ready for inspiration!

Meet at the trailhead at 14th Ave SW and SW Holly street- directions below.

Granola bars provided, please bring your own water bottle.

Call 206- 923-0853 or email to reserve your spot. RSVP today!

Hikers Linda Williamson and son Dawson at the end of the trail.
Nature Consortium – Urban Forest Restoration Project
West Duwamish Greenbelt
Directions to the trailhead at the corner of 14th Ave. SW & SW Holly St. in West Seattle.
From I-5 or Route 99 (heading north or south):
1. Take the West Seattle Bridge exit off either highway.
2. From the bridge take the Delridge Way SW/South Seattle Comm. College exit (right hand exit)
3. The exit will wind around to the left & turn into Delridg Way, travel south on Delridge to the third light (follow signs to SSCC)
4. At light (just past the pedestrian overpass), turn left onto SW Oregon St.
5. Follow this hilly arterial street as it winds around and eventually makes a hairpin turn to the right and turns into 16th Ave. SW
6. Follow 16th Ave. SW and after ¼ mile SSCC will be on the left hand side
7. Three blocks past the college take a left on SW Myrtle St.
8. Take a left on 14th Ave. SW and follow until it ends at SW Holly St. – street parking should be available
(Nature Consortium staff will be there to meet you.)

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