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Trillium Trek with WABI, Weds, March 15, 9 am

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‘Tis Spring and time to hunt for the elusive Trillium Ovatum.   One of the best places locally to find this elusive wildflower is the Walker Preserve, a little known park in Normandy Park.  Join the WABI Weekday Walkers on Wednesday, March 16 at 9 am at Normandy Park City Hall.  (There is no parking by the Preserve.)   The walk will feature a special appearance by WABI’s Veiled Wasabi!  The walk from City Hall, through the Preserve, and back is about three miles, with some muddy and/or hilly patches on the Walker Preserve trail.   During the walk, admire the great ivy-pulling work done monthly by volunteers.  (Want to help out?  Check out the Walker Preserve volunteer calendar.  Next volunteer date is Saturday, April 1, 9:30.)

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (always the third Wednesday of the month)
Time:  Meet 5-10 minutes before 9:00 so we can start walking promptly at 9:00 am.
Meeting Place:  Normandy Park City Hall parking lot,  801 SW 174th St.  Note:  there are restrooms at the City Hall Park, but there are no restrooms at the Walker Preserve.
Special Note:  Do not confuse Walker Preserve (which includes Miller Creek) in Normandy Park  with the new Miller Creek trail further upstream in Burien.|
Directions:  From 1st Ave South, turn west on SW 171st Street.  (You should see a small sign pointing to Cove and City Hall).  Follow the winding road until you see the playground and City Hall on the left (south) side of the street.

Walker preserve map
Walker Preserve signpostFun facts:  Is it Miller Creek or Walker Creek? Both!  The creek you cross on the footbridge is Walker Creek, but the creek you can catch glimpses of from the Walker Preserve trail is actually Miller Creek, the same creek that comes out at the Normandy Park Cove.  Miller and Walker Creeks run roughly parallel at this point, and Walker Preserve is mostly on a ridge between the two creeks.  For a look at the complicated hydrology of these stream basins, check out King County’s map.  For a fun photo tour of the two creeks, look at King County’s website: Miller Creek and Walker Creek.

For questions, comments and suggestions, please contact:
Laura Kennedy Gould at weekdaywalkers@wabiburien.org
or Maureen Hoffmann at info@wabiburien.org,

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