This office serves the Snoqualmie Ranger District within the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, covering the west…More side of the Cascades between the Canadian border and Mount Rainier National Park.
The Forest Service does not manage Mount Rainier National Park, though recreational opportunities along State Route 410 between Enumclaw and the park's boundaries are overseen by the Service.
The office is staffed by rangers and other personnel who can help issue a variety of recreational permits, answer questions about current forest road, trail and weather conditions, as well as provide detailed maps for recreational use. Some souvenirs and other collectibles including books and postcards are also for sale.
An impressive cross-section of a now fallen tree is on display towards the rear of the building, with rings highlighted by metal markers illustrating the age of the tree.
Southwood Elementary Schools' motto, "educating people the world needs most," greets visitors who enter the front…More office of Southwood Elementary School, which serves students in kindergarten through fifth grades. Southwood was recognized by the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) with a School of Distinction Award in 2008 and 2009 for improvement in state test scores.
Thanks to an initial VH1 Save the Music Foundation grant that funded Magic Strings, a self-contained choice program, Southwood is able to provide strong music education along with its emphasis on overall arts education.
Extracurricular activities including a running club, an after-school drama club and after-school sports sponsored by Enumclaw Parks & Recreation round out the student experience at Southwood.
A strong PTA also helps to support a broad range of needs in the school.
Washington State Department of Natural Resources 950 Farman Avenue N, Enumclaw, WA98022 This regional office for the State Department of Natural Resources oversees management of the South Puget Sound area,…More which encompasses four counties: King, Pierce, Kitsap, and Mason, as well as parts of Lewis and Snohomish counties. The office manages 204,000 acres of state forest, agriculture, urban, and conservation lands, regulating forest practices and leading wildfire protection on 3.1 million acres of state and private forestland. Specialists work with landowners and tribal representatives to oversee logging policies that ensure habitat protection. The office also manages 30 recreational sites in the region including the Tahoma, Elbe Hills, and Tiger Mountain state forests. Visitors come to the office for a variety of needs, including logging, timber sales and firewood, recreational hunting and maps. While the office is located on State Route 410 en route to Mount Rainier National Park, it does not oversee management of the park. Questions about Mount Rainier should be directed to the National Park Service or the U.S. Forest Service.