Baker Lake Stewardship
|Program Series||Field Excursions|
|When||Oct 01, 2016 09:00 AM to Oct 02, 2016 04:00 PM|
|Tuition Includes||Free camping, usage of canoes and a chili potluck|
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Mountain views, picturesque waters, old-growth forests and a multitude of recreation opportunities draw thousands of outdoor enthusiasts to Baker Lake in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest each summer. But the busy season leaves loads of litter in its wake across the lake’s 10-mile span.
Join Institute staff and our friends from ReSources’ North Sound Baykeeper Team and the US Forest Service, Yeagers and the local Sierra Club for a weekend of camping, canoeing and clean up at Baker Lake. Last year, volunteers collected nearly 1,000 pounds of trash from the lakeshore including inflatable mattresses, beverage containers, towels and coolers.
Breaking into groups, we’ll spend our days canoeing the lake and collecting debris we find along the way. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a hot meal, campfire and stories after a day’s work at the Swift Creek campsite.
Bring your own food and camping gear, though we have some gear to loan if needed. You are welcome to bring your own canoe, paddles and PFDs but these are also provided upon request. On Sunday, an Institute naturalist will lead a nature hike to wrap up our weekend with a bit of fun.
Join us for this weekend for outdoor fun and camaraderie while making a real difference in the North Cascades!