All first time visitors are required to complete both the City of Bothell and Friends of North Creek Forest liability waivers (Download HERE). Returning volunteers do not need to re-submit liability waivers. Below is all the information you need to know for your visit to the North Creek Forest:
Himalayan Blackberry Leaf
Protect the Forest:
Be aware that the invasive species on the edges can travel on our shoes and clothes and into the vulnerable forest. Check your clothes and shoes for hitchhikers before heading in.
Eating in the forest is encouraged, but please be careful to pack out all food. Human food isn’t healthy for the NCF wildlife.
Please do not walk on logs, they are often soft in the middle and are home to many species.
Please be aware of where you are walking, we have lots of new plants in the forest.
Please stick to the trail as much as possible to prevent erosion and impact.
Stinging Nettle Leaf
Stinging nettle grows well in the forest; please be cautious and aware. If you are stung, check in with your guide.
Wear proper clothes for the weather, protect arms and legs from bugs and nettles.
Wear closed toe shoes, waterproof boots are highly recommended.
Bring a full bottle of water and stay hydrated.
DO NOT go into the forest without a guide.
Programs will be cancelled in the event of high winds or lightening.
Cancellation decisions will be made at least 2 hours prior to scheduled program.
Friends of North Creek Forest is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Donations are tax deductible. EIN: 27-5439187.