Trailhead Ambassador program launches
From Trailhead Ambassadors
The Trailhead Ambassador program will launch in summer 2021, following public health guidelines. Volunteer Trailhead Ambassadors will serve as a welcoming entity at popular trailheads to answer recreation related questions, promote responsible hiker ethics like Leave No Trace, and collect trail use information for agencies and nonprofits.
Trailhead Ambassadors, a brand-new volunteer program, is launching this summer in the Snoqualmie Corridor area, where recreational trails see some of the largest numbers of visitors in Washington. The Trailhead Ambassadors program is currently recruiting volunteers to educate and empower visitors on trails and public lands within the I-90 corridor.
In recent years, trail use has increased exponentially. This program is a direct reflection of the need to provide more resources to trail users about how to recreate responsibly. Volunteer Trailhead Ambassadors will be stationed throughout the summer at popular trails around the region such as Poo Poo Point (Chirico Trail), Twin Falls, Mt. Si, Rattlesnake Ledge, and Franklin Falls.
Volunteers will go through a virtual training that will cover topics such as: ways to engage public users, how to provide information about recreational trails, and education about how to play an active role in caring for trails and public lands to ensure safe and sustainable trails for future use.
Trailhead Ambassadors will spend their time at trailheads engaging with trail users directly where they are recreating. They will not only act as a welcoming face, but also be available to answer questions and provide resources. In a world where outdoor recreation grows each year, this program will be a necessary component in spreading the word about using local trail systems, and ways to protect and steward them.
If you enjoy hiking, conservation, and the outdoor community, consider applying to be a Trailhead Ambassador volunteer!
The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce will be holding a new members meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. March 22. It provides business owners a chance to meet other members. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chamber is also building the 2021-22 visitor, community and business guide. Members are being give the first shot at securing an advertisement in the guide. The winter guide has received nearly 200,000 so far. Guides are placed at the Salish Lodge, Snoqualmie Inn and Issaquah area hotels. It is also mailed to 14,000 households in Snoqualmie and North Bend.
More information is available on the Chamber’s website.
A six-chamber virtual networking breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. March 5. It will include members from the Sno-Valley Chamber, Bellevue, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Newcastle and Sammamish. Registration is $10.
Twin Peaks Day
The North Bend City Council proclaimed Feb. 24 as Twin Peaks Day in the city to celebrate the iconic 1990s show, which was set in and around the city. The date was chosen because it was the day in the show when FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper arrived in Twin Peaks.
New garbage and recycling routes begin March 1
Beginning March 1, Republic Waste will launch new garbage and recycling routes in North Bend. About half of the customers in the city will receive new service days. The utility company will contact customers whose pickup days are changing.