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Interurban Trail Environmental Project Planned for This Saturday

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The Auburn Noon Lions and the City of Pacific are asking for the community’s assistance in planting 3,200 plants for the Interurban Trail this Saturday, September 28th.  Cities of the Auburn-Kent valley have been working together to complete the Interurban Trail for years. The last piece of trail to be constructed in Pacific was funded by a state grant in 2017.   This planting project is a vital part of completing the connecting portion of the trail.

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (come when you can!)
Where: Interurban Trailhead on 3rd Ave SW, Pacific, WA
Lunch: will be provided by Subway
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Saturday’s Interurban Trail Project LocationThe Interurban Trail
The Interurban Trail is a 14 mile-long trail that links Seattle to Pacific following the historic Interurban Rail Line. From there connects the Foothills Trail and the Riverwalk Trail a new TRI-TRAIL connecting Seattle to the Foothills of Mt. Rainier and to Tacoma along the Puyallup.  North of Seattle the Interurban Trail begins as a signed bike trail.  In the City of Shoreline, the route becomes a wide non-motorized route for 3 miles until the Snohomish County line.

Saturday’s Planting Project
This project involves the construction of a wetland mitigation and buffer site for the enhancement of Milwaukee Creek, a tributary to the White River. The wetland and mitigation site is an element of the Interurban Trail construction project.

Volunteers should dress for the weather that day, wear boots, and are asked to bring work gloves and shovels.  Volunteers that are able will be asked to dig holes for the plants.

There will be instructors on-site to educate volunteers in proper planting techniques of the wetland plants and provide background information on wetland and buffer mitigation.  This is a great opportunity to be involved in your community, improve stormwater quality, and meet fellow community members.

algona wa, pacific wa, domestic violence event, domestic violence 5k, As parking is limited, volunteers are asked to carpool (or ride their bikes, or walk).  Parking is available at the Trailhead (350-3rd Ave SW), Frontage Road, and the Southside of 3rd Ave SW.

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Algona-Pacific’s Second Annual Purple Light Nights 5K Event
Some of the first people to admire the great work of Saturday’s volunteer will be the runners and walkers in the Algona Pacific Domestic Violence Awareness 5K the following Saturday, Oct 5. “​This 5K [and pasta feed] event is designed to kick off October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” states the event website. “There will also be a silent auction, guest speakers, and a tree lighting ceremony all in honor of remembering those who have lost their lives to Domestic Violence, provide support for those who have survived Domestic Violence, & bring hope to those still living with it.”

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