Help pull blackberries at Twin Ponds Park Saturday

Monday, September 18, 2017

More work to do at Twin Ponds

Let's Remove the Blackberry Vines From Thornton Creek in Twin Ponds Park

The southern end of Twin Ponds Park will be the site of a volunteer work party next Saturday, September 23 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Volunteers will remove weedy vines to clear the way for streamside native shrubs and trees to be planted later in the fall. Stewards trained in environmental restoration by the Washington Native Plant Society are leading this event to recover valuable habitat along Thornton creek.

This riparian area and wetland once sheltered spawning salmon and still hosts a few beautiful native shrubs beneath the mounds of invasive weeds. The restoration team expects that the area will again host more birds, frogs, small fish, mammals, flowering shrubs, willow trees and much more. A reclining willow tree that was recently uncovered put out new shoots when the vines were removed, showing that volunteers can have an immediate impact on this habitat.

Please wear long sleeves and long pants, hats and gloves. Bring water, sunscreen, and your own tools if you have them. Some gloves, tools and water will be provided. Park in the lot at the southern end of the park across from Aegis Assisted Living. (Avoid the lot at 155th St.) Contact us at twinpondssouthhabitat@gmail.com to let us know you are coming or for questions you may have.


This project is sponsored by the Shoreline Department of Parks and Recreation, King Conservation District and the Washington Native Plant Society.



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