Volunteers help to restore stream habitat in Twin Ponds Park on August 26

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The southern end of Twin Ponds Park will be the site of a volunteer work party on Saturday, August 26 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Volunteers will remove weedy vines to clear the way for streamside native plants 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 the 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 recently uncovered and still surviving put out new shoots behind a huge pile of uprooted vines showing what is possible.

The habitat's natural beauty will return to provide a serene and restorative space that will open park visitors to a deeper understanding of nature. Classes can visit a healthy habitat where all the plants and animals support each other.

New volunteers are welcome to join.

Please wear long sleeves and 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, 14900 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155.

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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