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700 trees planted at Carnation’s Chinook Bend
On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and King County hosted a tree planting event at Chinook Bend Natural Area in Carnation. Sponsored by PEMCO Insurance and supported by some hearty volunteers, including students from the University of Washington and Cub Scout Pack 568, almost 700 trees were planted along Snoqualmie River to restore critical habitat and provide protection for salmon.
Currently, about 20 percent of the Chinook salmon returning to the Snoqualmie River spawn near Chinook Bend. Restoration and tree planting along the river helps restore wildlife habitat, control erosion, and maintain access to recreational areas.