Vandalism in Grace Cole Nature Park but work party planned

Monday, January 14, 2013

Entrance to Grace Cole nature train

A rather extensive section of understory has been cut near the landing in Grace Cole Nature Park. We don't know if someone wanted a better view or if they were seeking a route through the creek and wetland, but over several weeks a large area of vegetation, has been cleared from a wetland area of the park.  Included were small thriving trees which had been planted  following the boardwalk construction. It is illegal to do unauthorized cutting, altering or removal of plants in our parks. If such activities are witnessed, the City should be contacted: 368-5440. On weekends or holidays call 911.

The best outlet for those who wish to make a difference in our parks is to join one of our work parties. At Grace Cole Nature Park work sessions are held nearly every month, on Saturday mornings. Other parks have work parties monthly during the warmer months. If you wish to be notified of these volunteer opportunities, please call Linda Holman (Horizon View, Animal Acres Parks) 206-362-5541 or Mamie Bolender (Grace Cole Park or City Ivy Out) 206-364-4410. 

Grace Cole Nature Park Work Parties 9am - 12pm
  • Saturday, January 26th
  • Saturday, February 9th  
We'll be continuing the Himalayan Blackberry removal, trail maintenance and possibly Cedar tree planting. 
  • Some tools provided but bring your own if you prefer.
  • Dress for the weather and bring water.
  • Snacks will be provided.
Location: Grace Cole Nature Park, NE 30th and 166th NE.  

Driving instructions: Turn left onto 28th Ave. NE off NE 178th in Lake Forest Park.  Travel straight south on 28th about 1/2 mile until you reach the park, on your right, just before the road makes a big left turn.  Some parking is available.  

Any questions? Please call Mamie at 206-364-4410. 


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