Richmond Beach Saltwater Park volunteer work party Saturday

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Invasive plants by the swing set
Photo by Frank Kleyn

Join the Friends of Saltwater Park as they remove the aggressive weed, Scot's Broom and Himalayan Blackberry from this beach park. Richmond Beach Saltwater Park has trails, picnic shelters, playgrounds, and amazing views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains.
This project is made possible by funding from the King Conservation District. For more information about this work party event, contact Diane Brewster, project coordinator.

If you would like to know more about the City of Shoreline’s efforts to restore the natural vegetation at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, contact Maureen Colaizzi, Park Project Coordinator, 206-801-2603. 

Saturday, February 4, 10am to 2pm 2021 NW 190th St, Shoreline 98177. Signs will be out. Meet at the lower parking lot near the restroom building.

The City supplies the gloves and tools and volunteer education that covers safety, information on the park, environmental restoration and the overview of the project. Please bring your own water and light snack.

No prior experience is necessary, just come ready to learn something new! Rain or shine, so come prepared and check the weather -  but suggest that you dress in layers of older clothes that include long pants, long sleeve shirt and a jacket. Some of the worksites are exposed, so bring sun gear too, if you think it will help. Durable footwear such as work boots, hiking boots or running shoes are recommended for these events. All volunteers are required to be wearing close-toed shoes.

While the exact tasks at hand depend on the location, site needs, and time of year, in general projects focus on environmental restoration of urban habitat in parks. This means the focus is on trying to improve the ability of our natural spaces to provide native habitat, filter the air we breathe, soak up excess storm water, and be places for refuge from the busy urban life.

In the summer, the focus is on removing weeds (a.k.a. invasive plants like English Ivy or Himalayan Blackberry). In the winter, the focus is on planting young native trees and shrubs.


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