Volunteer opportunities at Twin Ponds forest restoration site Saturday Feb 23

Monday, February 18, 2019

Ivy and mulch are on the agenda for Saturday
at Twin Ponds South Park
Twin Ponds Park South 
forest restoration
Saturday, 
February 23, 2019, 
10am to 1pm

This Saturday will be the 18th time that volunteers have gathered at Twin Ponds Park, in the southern end, to restore a badly degraded area of our urban forest. 

It is heavily used by strollers out to experience nature, dog walkers, joggers, families with young children, nearby soccer and tennis players, community gardeners and pedestrians along First Avenue.

With help from volunteers like yourself, it is becoming a serene and restorative environment. Animals and plants that are mutually dependent can thrive now that vast amounts of invasive weeds are gone.

Thornton Creek is now visible.

Laying down mulch
in Twin Ponds South Park
This week we have mulch to lay down, some Salmonberry and Cedars to plant and some English Ivy to dig up. The weather is promising to improve by then and our previous plantings should be unburdened of the snow that protected them from the twenty degree weather.

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.

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.

Thornton Creek is now visible
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 refillable water bottle which saves on plastic cups.

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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