Snoqualmie Valley history runs deep at Meadowbrook Farm. Keeping that history alive and promoting stewardship of the beautiful prairie land that once was a tribal home, hunting ground, a farming center takes a lot of cooperation and work.
Did you know? The 460-acre Meadowbrook Farm was purchased by the cities of North Bend and Snoqualmie in 1996 to make it public open space for Valley residents to enjoy? Yes, two cities working together to preserve the past for the future.
Although the farm is probably most famous these days for its elk herd and Mount Si vistas, there is a lot more to Meadowbrook Farm Park.
For the past 20 years it has been managed by the non-profit, Meadowbrook Farm Preservation Association (MFPA), which consists of volunteer board members from North Bend and Snoqualmie, as well as the Snoqualmie Tribe, Snoqualmie Valley School District, Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society, King County and Mountains to Sound Greenway.
For two decades the MFPA has worked to preserve and enhance the land as a wildlife habitat, agricultural site, historical interpretation center, public recreation and community gathering area.
To celebrate those 20 years, a party is being thrown in Meadowbrook Farm’s honor – this Saturday, April 22, 2017. It will be a day of fun, family activities, including hay ride tours, bee keeper and elk displays, a bonfire, a dinner, square dancing, and cake, of course!
The fun starts at 2PM at the Meadowbrook Farm Interpretive Center on Boalch Ave. [Full detail listed in below flier.]
City of North Bend Senior Planner Mike McCarty said, “There have been countless volunteers in the community that have participated in the creation, stewardship, development, and operation of Meadowbrook Farm over the last 20 years. This event is to say a big thank you, and to recognize the tremendous value that Meadowbrook Farm has for and in our community.”
For more information visit: www.meadowbrookfarmpreserve.org