Who We Are

Friends of the Trail was organized in March of 1996 to address the problem of dumping and littering of our public lands, waterways and scenic areas in Eastern King County, WA. Since then, we have expanded our clean ups to many other areas throughout Washington.  We work on these lands removing years of accumulated trash, abandoned vehicles, and appliances to restore these areas to their original state. We strive to create better awareness of the problem and implement prevention measures, and educational efforts to achieve our overall goal to keep Washington State’s public lands and waterways healthy.  Our work directly benefits water quality, and ecosystems that rely on a healthy, clean environment.


Our mission to care for and enhance the environmental and scenic qualities, public safety, and recreational opportunities provided on our public lands and waterways throughout Washington state for all people, now and in the future.


 We plan and implement clean-up projects using people who owe community service hours through the judicial court systems, along with other volunteers and required school community service. We are also a designated worksite that has been set up with the Washington State Department of Corrections and other county court systems.


In addition, FOT provides a meaningful place for court assigned community service help to provide a needed service to the public while paying their obligation to society.