October 8, 2012
Former gravel mining site at Maury Island Marine Park sees restoration through State Jobs Bill
DNR and King County invite the media to view a State Jobs Bill-funded project providing jobs, training to young people and veterans
OLYMPIA – The media is invited this Wednesday, October 10, to tour a State Jobs Bill-funded project that is restoring natural vegetation and trees to a former gravel mining site in King County’s Maury Island Marine Park. Utilizing Puget SoundCorps crews, the project is managed through Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in cooperation with King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks.
Location for GPS and other mapping tools:
| Who:||Puget SoundCorps/Veterans Corps; officials from King County and DNR, including Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark|
| What:||Restoration project site tour; a Puget SoundCorps/Veterans Corps team conducting beach sampling of forage fish habitat in the Maury Island Aquatic Reserve|
| When:||10:15 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 10|
| Where: ||Maury Island Marine Park|
| Why:||Observe State Jobs Bill money at work creating jobs through the Puget SoundCorps/Veterans Corps teams doing restoration work|
| How:||Please assemble at the park entrance and parking area by 10:15 a.m. (activities begin shortly after 10:15 a.m.)|
The park entrance is across the street from 5406 SW 244th St., Vashon, 98070
From Tahlequah (landing for ferry from Point Defiance): Exit ferry and head northwest on SW Tahlequah Road for 0.1 mile. Make a slight right onto Vashon Hwy. SW, and continue for 1.8 miles. Make a slight right to stay on Vashon Hwy. SW and continue for 3.9 miles. Turn right on SW Quartermaster Dr. and go 1.4 mile. Turn right on Dockton Rd. SW/George Edwards Rd. and go 0.6 mile. Continue straight on SW Point Robinson Rd. for 1.4 miles. Turn left to stay on SW Point Robinson Rd. and go 450 feet. Take first right turn onto 59th Ave SW and go 0.2 mile. Take first left onto SW 244th St. and go approximately 0.3 mile—park entrance will be on your right.
Driving map from Tahlequah
Recommended ferry departures: Leave Point Defiance at 9:15 a.m. (Crossing time is approximately 15 minutes).
Driving time to park from Tahlequah ferry landing: Approximately 20 minutes
From Vashon Heights (landing for ferries from Fauntleroy and Southworth): Exit ferry and head southeast on Vashon Hwy. SW toward SW 112th St. Continue on Vashon Hwy. SW for 6.2 miles. Turn left onto SW 204th St. and go 0.4 mile. Continue onto SW Ellisport Rd. and go 0.7 mile. Continue onto Dockton Rd. SW/George Edwards Rd. and follow Dockton Rd. SW for 1.5 miles. Continue onto SW Point Robinson Rd. for 1.4 mile. Turn left to stay on SW Point Robinson Rd. and go 450 feet. Take first right turn onto 59th Ave. SW and go 0.2 mile. Take first left onto SW 244th St. and go approximately 0.3 mile—park entrance will be on your right.
Driving map from Vashon
Recommended ferry departures: Leave Fauntleroy @ 9:05 or 9:25 a.m. (Crossing time is approximately 20 minutes).
Driving time to park from Vashon ferry landing: Approximately 25 minutes
Media Contact: Bob Redling, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1149, firstname.lastname@example.org
# # #