• SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve


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Mission Statement

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the sustainability of Shadow Lake Bog and other unique habitats within Jenkins Creek Basin through environmental education, preservation, and restoration.


SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve is dedicated to protecting wetland habitat in South King County through education, preservation, and restoration. To date, SHADOW has placed nearly 100 acres of wetland habitat under permanent protection, providing critical wildlife habitat and passage in a landscape rapidly losing its functioning wetlands and green spaces. The true gem of SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve is our very own SHADOW Lake Bog and half-mile boardwalk trail leading into the heart of it!

A 5000 year old peat bog, SHADOW Lake Bog is a fragile and ancient habitat that has been preserved for generations to discover and steward. Our boardwalk trail is open for self-guided tours daily from dawn until dusk - come take a walk through time!

Featuring weekly restoration work parties, community events, educational programs, private tours, and an incredible bog - SHADOW has several ways for you to get involved! Join our Saturday work parties and help us work to restore and improve habitat; get involved with our plant propagation program and native plant greenhouse; help us provide educational programming to underserved communities; or design your dream internship with us. We like to think that we're a small organization with a big impact in our community - come make a difference with SHADOW!


Average Review 3 reviews

Would you recommend SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve?

by Shengyuan Z. (August 6, 2015)
The Bog is stunning and definitely worth a visit. Varies opportunities are offered in SHADOW. I am involved in admin and restoration stuff.
by Bryn F. (May 16, 2013)
it is a beautiful place and a great place to get outside!