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WNPS Field Trip: Edfro Creek

Education, Nature, Green/Environmental

June 1, Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Our local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society invites you on another field trip. This trip is open to all ages and free. Location: Meet at the southeast corner of the Sunset Square Safeway parking lot at 9:00 AM. Explore the natural and cultural world of the upper South Fork Nooksack River valley with Allan Richardson, chapter president and coauthor of Nooksack Place Names. The river bottom upstream from Skookum Creek is being restored through volunteer efforts and help from a colony of beavers. Upstream from Edfro Creek is the important Nooksack cultural site of Yśmechiy (spring salmon place), named for the now endangered South Fork spring Chinook salmon. We will observe and identify a range of native plants in a moss-draped rain forest environment. Bring a lunch and come prepared for the weather. Also, part of the route is a bit rough and the trail may be wet in the area of the beaver ponds, so wear sturdy boots.