The Strandberg Preserve - join work parties to remove invasive weeds in this nature habitat

Friday, March 4, 2011

Trail through the Strandberg Preserve
Photo courtesy Cascade Land Conservancy
The Strandberg Preserve is a 2.65 acre forested property with a trail that connects 20th Ave NW to 17th Ave NW in Richmond Beach. 

The City of Shoreline owns the property and Cascade Land Conservancy has a conservation easement on the property. 

The Cascade Land Conservancy is a local non-profit organization that is responsible for guaranteeing that the property be preserved and maintained for scenic, educational, and passive recreational uses forever. 

The Cascade Land Conservancy has a team of volunteer land stewards who are trained, then assigned to Cascade Land Conservancy conservation properties throughout the region. 

Shoreline resident, Carolyn Hope, is the land steward for Strandberg Preserve and coordinates with Cascade Land Conservancy and the City to host work parties to maintain the quality habitat on the property. Work parties generally occur annually and usually consist of removing invasive plant species or replanting areas that have already been mitigated.

The forested property is adjacent to Richmond Beach Park. The area has significant scenic and natural habitat for resident and migratory birds including Bald Eagles, Osprey, and Great Blue Heron. Mature stands of Douglas fir trees on the property offer a nesting site for these birds. 

Unfortunately, invasive weeds are threatening the health of this beautiful area. Join volunteers for a day to battle the invasive weeds.

Two work parties are planned for Strandberg Preserve this spring: 
Saturday March 26
Saturday May 14 
10 am to 1 pm
19101 17th Ave NW

There will be an introduction to the property, description of the planned work project for the day, instructions on how to identify the invasive plants, and training in how to safely and properly remove the plants. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring a refillable water bottle. Suggested attire includes boots or comfortable athletic shoes, work clothes, rain gear and appropriate layers. Light refreshments will be provided.

Volunteers at 2009 work party

Cascade Land Conservancy protects our region’s wild and open lands to sustain the natural beauty and health of its environment, now and for generations to come. Since 1989, Cascade Land Conservancy has protected over 163,000 acres of land in King, Kittitas, Mason, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties and is currently negotiating to protect over 200,000 more. To learn more about the Cascade Land Conservancy’s conservation program, stewardship program and the Cascade Agenda, visit their website.

Directions to Site: 
  • Head south on 20th Ave NW toward Saltwater Park, 
  • turn left NW 192nd Street, 
  • right onto 17th Ave NW 
  • the site will be on your right at the corner of NW 191st Street. 
  • There is very limited on-street parking.

If you are under 18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian download this waiver and bring it, signed, to the event.  It is also available for download from the webpage.  3/26/2011 and 5/14/2011.

Email address to RSVP or for more information.

Thanks to Cascade Land Conservancy for this story


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