MAPS-NOW: Beaver Lake Preserve


04 May MAPS-NOW: Beaver Lake Preserve

Event Details

Assalamu Alaykum,

Muslim Association of Puget Sound – Nature, Outdoor, and Wildlife (MAPS-NOW) team has partnered with Washington Trails Association (WTA) to host a family trail work party.  Our Muslim sisters and brothers will work side by side with non-Muslims at beautiful Beaver Lake Preserve in Sammamish.  Bring your family for a day of sunshine, fun and earning Thawāb together! 


       “If a Muslim plants a tree or sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it,

                       it is regarded as a charitable gift (sadaqah) for him.” – Prophet Muḥammad (pbuh).

                                      Only 15 spots available so register ASAP.   All details and Sign up at

Date-time: Sun May 14, 2017: 8:30 AM — 3:30 PM

Location: Beaver Lake Preserve

Recommended for ages 10 and older; under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and a parental consent form (available at link above) must be signed for anyone under 18. 

Thank you,




Help WTA improve the hiking opportunities in Beaver Lake Preserve – an area marked by towering second-growth cedar forest. New trails constructed by volunteers will be an important addition to this Sammamish preserve.

About the Area

Beaver Lake Preserve offers opportunities for recreation, hiking, and exploring its 54 forested acres. Near Beaver Lake Park, the Preserve offers a system of trails for hiking and connects with King County’s Soaring Eagle Park and Hazel Wolf Wetlands Preserve.

What to Expect

We’ll have fun, work hard and make a difference! No experience is necessary.

Project Description

Volunteers will be working to construct additional trail segments throughout the preserve. Work will entail removing vegetation and digging new trail.

Hiking Information

Our hike to the project site is expected to be 1 mile roundtrip over flat or gently rolling terrain.


  • 8:30 AM: Be ready to sign in and meet the crew, rain or shine
  • 8:35 AM: Gather for a safety briefing, then hike to the project site
  • Morning: Work at your own pace, and take breaks throughout the day
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch on the trail
  • Afternoon: Consider trying a new task before wrapping up the day’s work
  • 3:30 PM: Sign out after enjoying refreshments at the trailhead

For safety reasons, arriving late or leaving early is not allowed.

Planning Information

Get ready for a great day outside!

What it Takes to Do This Work Party

  • No experience is necessary—just bring a great attitude for working with a team! WTA provides the training and tools you need
  • Expect to be physically active at your own pace for up to 6 hours on uneven terrain
  • Recommended for ages 10 and older; under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and a parental consent form must be signed for anyone under 18

What to Wear

  • Boots
  • Long pants
  • Work gloves
  • Long-sleeved shirt recommended
  • Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses)

A hard hat will be provided by WTA. For safety reasons, shorts and sneakers are not allowed.

What to Bring

  • Lunch and plenty of water
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather
  • A pack to carry your personal gear
  • A sense of fun and adventure for learning new skills and meeting great people!

Firearms and weapons are not allowed.

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From the Hiking Guide

See what WTA’s hiking guide and trip reports say about this area.

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