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Northwest Trek set to reopen after cleaning up from January storms

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Feb. 16, 2012 at 10:53 am with No Comments »
February 16, 2012 10:53 am

Northwest Trek will reopen Friday after volunteers and staff spent weeks cleaning up debris and repairing damage from a series of January storms.

The park was last open to the public Jan. 13-15. In the following days, snow and ice hammered the Eatonville-area park. Sixty mph wind gusts and pounding rain followed.  The park lost power for five days.

The storms weighed down branches and thousands of the limbs – some as heavy as 200 to 300 pounds – broke off.

Several exhibits were severely damaged. Nearly four miles of fencing around the park’s 435-acre, free-roaming area were taken out.

The park posted pictures of its storm clean-up effort here.

The park will host its annual Kids ‘n’ Critters event Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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