CANCELLED: Twin Ponds Park forest restoration site needs volunteers on Saturday

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Volunteers have made a dramatic difference in the park
Photo by Sarah Fulton

CANCELLED: The work party Saturday has been cancelled.

Twin Ponds Park is the site of a work party this Saturday where volunteers will help with forest restoration and habitat development.

Our goal on December 15 is to tackle the few remaining small areas that we have not yet reached in our first section. Other nearby areas have been cleared of weeds and have been planted with native shrubs and trees over the past 18 months.

Getting down to dig out roots
Photo by Sarah Fulton
We will be removing the roots of the invasive vines which have prevented a natural habitat of mutually dependent plants and animals from surviving. Park visitors are enjoying the dramatic changes produced already and the work will help maintain the forest we have restored.

Shoreline Parks has six sites where our citizens are restoring urban forests and developing wildlife habitat in a project sponsored by the Washington Native Plant Society and the Department of Parks. 

All the work is done by volunteers including high school students, Boy Scouts and neighbors. Master Restoration Stewards trained by the Society lead the work. Please come help out.

Students needing service hours for graduation are welcome.

A golden day in South Twin Ponds Park
Photo by Sarah Fulton
Our work site is located next to a small, busy parking lot on First Ave NE one block north of NE 149th St where 150th St would be if it existed. It is across from Áegis Assisted Living and near the community garden. Street parking can be found on 149th St. Avoid the lot on 155th St. which can be confused with the correct lot.

Please come prepared for a rainy or cold day as we work in all weather. Warm layers, rain gear, hats and sturdy shoes or boots are advised.

We supply work gloves and tools plus a large container of water and snack bars. Please feel free to bring your own items, especially a reusable water bottle.

Please contact: restoreTwinPondsSouth@outlook.com to indicate you are coming or for any questions. This will allow us to contact you if unforeseen circumstances arise.



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