Baker Lake Stewardship

Baker Lake Stewardship
Program Series Field Excursions
When Oct 01, 2016 09:00 AM to Oct 02, 2016 04:00 PM
Where Baker Lake
Instructors Institute staff
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!

LEARNING CENTER ACCOMMODATIONS: Single, Double, Triple and Quad Accommodations are for families and groups who wish to guarantee lodging with specific individuals during their stay. Triple and Quad Accommodations will require use of an upper bunk, accessible by an easy-to-use ladder. Hostel pricing is the cost for sharing a room with up to three other participants. The number of occupants per room (1-4) will be determined based on the total number of hostel guests each night. We do not guarantee a room with your requested roommate under this option, and you may be lodged in a mixed gender room. Please do not select this if you have participants under 18 in your group.

The Learning Center campus features classrooms, a dining hall, a library, outdoor learning shelters, trails, a canoe dock and an amphitheater. Our three guest lodges have shared gender-specific bathrooms with showers and each room contains two sets of twin bunk beds, desks, wardrobes and wireless internet connectivity. Facilities and local trails are all ADA accessible and a personal mobility vehicle is available. Delicious, healthy meals incorporating local and organic foods are provided in our dining hall. If you have special dietary requirements or food allergies, we will gladly attempt to accommodate them with advance notice. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate pets.

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