Volunteering event for USVEMG Members: Fence repair along I90 freeway – Saturday, December 17, 2022

We're scheduling a volunteering event for members of the USVEMG.

When: Saturday, December 17, 2022, starting at 9 am.

Meeting place: close to the electric vehicle charging stations at the North Bend Premium Outlets, located at 461 S Fork Ave SW, North Bend, WA 98045.

Where is the activity: We're going to group in a few vehicles and drive to where the fence starts. We're walking along I90 from Exit 31 westbound and repairing the fence, cutting whatever branches get on the fence. We received from DOT fence repair materials, but feel free to bring your own tools too.

What to bring: dress appropriately for the weather, hiking shoes, and water. We're estimating the activity to end around 2 pm but if there is more we can do, we can continue.
The project is approved by WDFW and the hours volunteered will be considered towards the renewal or new Master Hunter permit.

Please confirm your interest in the Facebook event or by emailing: officers@snoqualmievalleyelk.org.

A message from the USVEMG President –

I hope all of you are well and making the best of the current situation with Covid-19. I know my personal life choices have changed, and I am far more aware of my interaction with the world than I have ever been. It is quite a challenge, but one I think we will all meet head on with tenacity and diligence. 

Our meetings are on hold until there is a change. All of our partners and stakeholders concur. I want to keep you all updated on the continuing work on projects for the group - 

We are actively working on two projects - our Mitigating Elk Damage Poster and our new “elk information” sign at Meadowbrook, in partnership with Si View Parks. Andrea Toomey, former USVEMG president and current member, is heading up these two projects. I have taken and shared with her some great photos lately of elk damage at Elk Meadows on SE Mt Si Road (there were probably 60-70 animals there this morning) that will be incorporated into the poster.

I90 Fence Repair project is obviously on hold, temporarily. 

We THANK YOU for your continued loyalty as we face these unprecedented times. Our commitment and responsibility to the elk and Snoqualmie Valley has never been stronger. Stay safe and healthy! Stay home, if you can. 

Sharen Marsall, President