Plant a tree, make a difference: Ohop tree planting event!

Please join the Nisqually Stream Stewards and the Nisqually Land Trust for an important restoration planting event along Ohop Creek near Eatonville, WA. We will be restoring native vegetation to an important salmon spawning and rearing area.

Date: Saturday, November 1
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Place: Ohop Creek near Eatonville, WA

The restoration project has been a huge collaboration between many partners. It's impacts will not only be felt locally, but will also contribute to a healthier Puget Sound. Photo credit: Kim Bredensteiner

The restoration project has been a huge collaboration between many partners. It’s impacts will not only be felt locally, but will also contribute to a healthier Puget Sound. Photo credit: Kim Bredensteiner

A brief shuttle ride will be required due to limited access to the planting site – shuttles will run until 9:45 am. Please RSVP: Cathy Sampselle, Nisqually Tribe Salmon Restoration Biologist, (360) 438-8687 ext 2120 or sampselle.cathleen@nisqually-nsn.gov

Help increase the quantity and quality of salmon habitat along Ohop Creek by planting native trees and shrubs  and increasing the size of a riparian zone. This will be a follow-up event in a series of plantings with volunteers and local school children. This is an important coho salmon spawning and rearing area of Ohop Creek.  Chinook salmon, pink salmon, cutthroat and steelhead trout also spawn in this reach of the creek.

Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear – we will go outside rain or shine! Gloves, tools, and refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

Directions to Ohop Creek:

From Tacoma: From I-5, take the Hwy 512 East exit, and follow it to Hwy 7. Exit on Hwy 7 south. In approximately 18 miles, you will pass a blinking yellow light at the intersection of Hwy 7 and Hwy 702. Continue driving about 5 miles past the Ohop Grange, a green building on your right, and continue driving down into the Ohop Valley. After crossing a small bridge, drive about 1⁄4 mile up the hill and turn left onto Peterson Road E. Drive 1/8 mile and park near parking signs.

From Puyallup: Take Hwy 161 south to Hwy 512 west. Follow for approximately 6.5 miles. Exit on Hwy 7 south. In approximately 18 miles, you will pass a blinking yellow light at the intersection of Hwy 7 and Hwy 702. Continue driving about 5 miles past the Ohop Grange, a green building on your right, and continue driving down into the Ohop Valley. After crossing a small bridge, drive about 1⁄4 mile up the hill and turn left onto Peterson Road E. Drive 1/8 mile and park near parking signs.

From Thurston Co.: Take I-5 heading north towards Seattle. Take the Marvin Rd. exit (exit 111) off I-5. Go forward through the roundabout and turn right onto Marvin Rd. heading east. Continue on Marvin Rd. through the Martin Way and Steilacoom Rd. intersections. At the third intersection (a round about), turn left onto Hwy. 510 and follow to Yelm. Stay straight through Yelm (road becomes Hwy. 507). In McKenna you will cross over the Nisqually river. At the stoplight in McKenna (the McKenna Y), turn right onto Hwy. 702 toward Mt. Rainier (Tanwax-McKenna Rd.). Follow the Highway for 9 miles to the stop sign and blinking red light at Hwy 7. Turn right onto Hwy 7. Continue driving about 5 miles past the Ohop Grange, a green building on your right, and continue driving down into the Ohop Valley. After crossing a small bridge, drive about 1⁄4 mile up the hill and turn left onto Peterson Road E. Drive 1/8 mile and park near parking signs.

From Eatonville: Take Center St./Eatonville Hwy W. to Hwy 7 (Mountain Hwy). Turn right onto Hwy 7, and drive approximately 3 miles to Peterson Road E. Turn right onto Peterson Road E. Drive 1/8 mile and park near parking signs.

From Roy: Take Hwy 507 out of Roy toward McKenna. Turn left onto Hwy. 702 and follow it to the red light at Hwy 7. Turn right onto Hwy 7. Continue driving about 5 miles past the Ohop Grange, a green building on your right, and continue driving down into the Ohop Valley. After crossing a small bridge, drive about 1⁄4 mile up the hill and turn left onto Peterson Road E. Drive 1/8 mile and park near parking signs.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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