Balfour-Klickitat Loop Trail Native Planting

Balfour-Klickitat Loop Trail Native Planting
Stewardship volunteers working to remove invasive plants at the Balfour-Klickitat Loop Trail, WA. (Photographer: Mika Barrett)

Friday, December 7, 2018

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Balfour-Klickitat Loop Trail

Join Friends of the Columbia Gorge and the U.S. Forest Service to plant native shrubs to increase accessibility of wildlife forage at the Balfour-Klickitat Loop Trail.

This effort is part of a larger restoration project that was started in spring 2018. To mitigate the spread of invasive plants, stewardship volunteers had removed 34 industrial bags of European houndstongue from the project site. The next step in the restoration project includes planting native shrubs that are an ideal source of food for wildlife that often move through this area.

No experience is necessary and all tools will be provided. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Get ready to have fun!

As a thank you, volunteers earn a NW Forest Pass after completing 24 hours of service with the U.S. Forest Service.

What to Bring: 
  • Lunch and plenty of water
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather
  • A pack to carry your personal gear
  • A smile and the excitment to learn new skills and meet great people!

  • 10 a.m. - Be ready to sign in and meet the crew
  • 10:15 a.m. - Gather for a safety briefing and planting demo
  • 10:30 a.m. -  Planting project
  • 12 p.m. - Lunch Break
  • 12:30 p.m.  - Planting project
  • 2 p.m.  - Wrap up  and head out


*Registration is a two-step process*

  1. Click "+Add" to complete a separate ticket for each person in your party.

  2. On 2nd page, click the bubble next to the main contact’s name (to autofill the information). This person will receive the confirmation email.

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