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Tag: Northwest Trek


Northwest Trek set to reopen after cleaning up from January storms

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.

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