Volunteer opportunity - Twin Ponds park forest restoration Saturday Jan 26

Thursday, January 24, 2019

 Saturday, January 26, 10am to 1pm at Twin Ponds Park south

Twin Ponds Park, at the southern end, is the site of a work party this Saturday where volunteers will plant shrubs and some smaller plants as part of our urban forest restoration and habitat development. We will also tackle the few remaining weeds that are left in the first work area.

This site along First Ave has been cleared of weeds and planted with native shrubs and trees over the past 18 months. Over many years the invasive vines and their large, deep roots had prevented a natural habitat of mutually dependent plants and animals from surviving.

Park visitors are enjoying the dramatic changes produced and Saturday’s 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. Come help out!

Students needing service hours for graduation are welcome.

Our work site is located next to a small, busy parking lot on First Ave, one block north of 149th St. where 150th St would be if it existed. It is across from Aegis 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.

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 refillable water bottle.

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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