Final removal of blackberry vines, ivy and bindweed along creek in initial Twin Ponds Restoration Site

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thornton Creek in Twin Ponds Park
Photo by Vicki Westberg


The southern end of Twin Ponds Park will be the site of a volunteer work party on Saturday, October 28 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. 

Volunteers will remove the final weedy vines in the first section along Thornton Creek. This will clear the way for streamside native shrubs and trees to be planted in November. 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 that were uncovered 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.

Wear long sleeves and long pants, hats and gloves. Bring water, boots, rain gear 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 to let us know you are coming or for questions you may have.



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