Volunteers needed for work party at North Shorewood Park Saturday, April 2


Volunteers are needed for a work party at North Shorewood Park on Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Here’s more info from King County Parks:

King County Parks
King County’s award-winning Parks and Recreation system consists of 200 parks, 175 miles of trails and 28,000 acres of open space. In our 200 parks, you’ll find ballfields, playgrounds and pools, as well as lush forests, quiet meadows, and many other Northwest ecosystems.

Why your Volunteer Service is Important
Forests need to have diversity in order to be healthy and thrive. When forests are thriving, they can they can provide many benefits to our community like filtering pollution, mitigating erosion and storm damage and providing habitat for wildlife and green spaces where people can connect with nature and the outdoors. Aggressive noxious weeds like English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry were brought to this area and planted by for their desirable characteristics of staying green all year round or tasty fruits. These plants have upset the balance that our forests need to survive and thrive. Removing these aggressive plants and planting native plants can help restore the balance to a damaged ecosystem.

What to Expect
Event will begin with a discussion that includes information about King County Parks, the park that you are serving in, why this work is important and tool use and safety. King County will supply work gloves, a jug of water, light snacks, all instruction and tools. Young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Any minors under the age of 18 attending the event without a parent or legal guardian must also bring a signed youth waiver to event in order to participate. Please plan to arrive on time for the start of the event and allow extra time to find parking. Valuable information about the park and instruction on the project is given at the start of the event and it is important for all volunteers to be present. Our project for the day is removing noxious weeds English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from an area in the park that we installed native plants in this past winter. We will have education during our event on how these invasive plants work and how they can impact the health of our urban forests. We may also spend time moving woodchip mulch to help the young plantings survive the upcoming dry summer.

What to Bring
Our events run rain or shine so please arrive prepared for the weather. We want you to enjoy your time with us!

  •   Layers of warm clothing that can get dirty. Jeans or thick pants are ideal, stretchy leggings, shorts or capris are not recommended
  •   Rain jacket and rain pants

 Closed –toed shoes are essential. Sturdy sneakers, rain boots or hiking boots are ideal

Full water bottle  Lunch and snacks

NorthShorewoodParkMap

Directions From 509 – Please do not use GPS or Google Maps alone to navigate to parks. If you use GSP, please double check against this map and/or these directions to ensure the GSP is sending you to the correct meeting spot.

We will meet at the main entrance to park on 24th. Closest cross streets are: SW 102nd St and 24th Ave SW

From Seattle
Get off 509 at the Myers Way/White Center exit. Merge onto 1st Av S. Slight Right onto Olson Pl SW. Turn right onto Roxbury. Turn left onto 24th Av Sw. Park will be on your left after 24th av SW intersects SW 100th St.

From south
Get off 509 at the Cloverdale exit. Take a left at the light to merge onto 1st Ave S. Slight Right onto Olson Pl SW. Turn right onto Roxbury. Turn left onto 24th Av Sw. Park will be on your left after 24th Ave SW intersects SW 100th St.

RSVP
Please contact Lina Rose, [email protected] or 206.491.5014 to RSVP prior to the event.


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