Our destinations may change depending on
conditions. To participate in any of these outings, contact the
hike leader for details and to sign
Sat., April 27, 2013, 11:30 am -Titlow Park
us for a NATURE EDUCATION FAMILY WALK with Sue Habeck, local naturalist
educator and member of the Titlow Park Masterplan Steering Committee.
In addition to learning about nature and habitat restoration at Titlow
Park, Sue will share how Sierra Club is helping protect marine habitats
and participating in habitat restoration in our region. We will start
at the Titlow pool, observe the lagoons and discuss future plans to
improve this habitat, pass through forests that are being restored,
down to the rocky intertidal zone for a very low tide (-2.6 ft at 1
pm). We will see a diversity of seaweeds, seastars, cucumbers, and
dozens of other species. We can also view the eagle nest on Hidden
Beach. The group can decide whether to backtrack or return via the
shoreline, past pilings where we may view Purple Martins and cormorants
near Steamer's Fish and Chips, then back to the cars.
Bring water, snacks, dress in layers. Dress for slippery
mucky shorelines or bring appropriate footware in a backpack. You may
enjoy having binoculars and a camera. If you have field guides to
intertidal organisms, plants, birds etc you may find them useful. If
you join us for the entire excursion, the estimated total time is 3.5
Titlow Park is located about
1 mile south of the Narrows Bridge on 6th Avenue. Exit Hwy 16 at
Jackson Street, go south and turn west on 6th Ave. Follow
6th downhill about 1 mile, past the forest, grassy field,
spray park and pool house. Turn right into the large parking lot. Let's
meet in the farthest NW corner of the lot nearest the pool.
parks website information: http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/titlow-park/
For information or to
register, contact Sue Habeck at email@example.com or 253-564-4071.
Sat., May 11, 2013,
Noon (rain or shine) - Hike Squak Mountain State Park , Issaquah
Distance: 6.6 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 1,600 feet
Degree of difficulty: Moderate
Approximate duration: 5 hours
Pass: State Parks Discovery Pass required for
Bring: drinking water, snacks, boots or
sturdy footwear and dress for weather
This quiet, little-used trail wanders through a beautiful lowland
forest in the Issaquah Alps and up the South side of
Mountain along Bullitt Creek. At the top of the mountain, the network
of trails lead to a the historical remnants of the a home once
belonging to the Bullitt Family. Wildlife abounds in the form of birds,
and great slugs and other small animals. Various wildflowers and ferns
can be found along the trail in season.
Carpool at I-5 and 512 park & ride near the
bus station at 11am, but please contact the leader first to arrange
Limited to 10 participants, families with children above age 12 are
For further information or register, please email Key at:
firstname.lastname@example.org; or call
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Ivy League Work Parties:
April 20, 2013 - Parks Appreciation Day
The Sierra Club Tatoosh (Pierce County) Group - Ivy League
will be leading a work project to remove English Ivy and Himalayan
Blackberry from Pt. Defiance Park.
Place: Pt. Defiance Park at the corner of Bristol & N. Park Ave.
adjacent to the back NE service entrance to the Franke Tobey Jones
Transportation: By Bus: take #10 or 11. By car: Follow Pearl St.
north all the way to Pt. Defiance Park. Just prior before entering the
main entrance to the park, turn L on N. Park Ave. up the hill
for 3 blocks, turn L at Bristol and park on the street.
Time: 8:45 AM to 12 noon
Event Description and Directions: The Sierra Club will provide
tools, water, and refreshments. Volunteers should wear garden work
cloths, dress for the weather, and are urged to bring their own garden
gloves and water container, but extra gloves and water will be
available at the event. Check-in will begin at 8:45 AM at the corner of
Bristol and N. Park Ave. The Group leaders will provide the vol-unteers
the tools they need and will lead them in removing the non-native
invasive plants in areas adjacent to the check-in spot. Partici-pating
minors either need to be under the direction supervision of, or have a
liability waiver signed by, a parent or guardian. Forms will be
available at the check-in point. For more information, contact Bliss
Moore at 253-752-6472 (h) or 253-820-2306 (m).
Check the Cascade Chapter website
for chapter outings. Or join the
Meetup Group Sierra Club Outings, Washington State.
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