Cool Down By Whackin’ Weeds At Local Parks This Weekend

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Summer’s finally here, and what better way to embrace it than by whackin’ weeds at local parks?

Volunteers are needed at two local parks, to help remove invasive plants like ivy, blackberry and everyone’s fave, “Stinky Bob.”

Here are the details:

SALMON CREEK PARK: Saturday 7/10/10 10 am-12 pm:
Once more we will meet at 10 AM where 130th SW bends into 131st. You may park along 16th SW (Map here). We will continue to work along the trail, removing Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry and Stinky Bob. Trees deeper in the forest await rescue from Ivy as well as a few on the bank and the trail. Please notice the dead ivy on trees along the road – result of work done at our January and March work parties.

EAGLE LANDING PARK: Sunday, 7/11/10 10 am-1 pm (Monthly – 2nd Sunday of the Month):
Please just show up if you’re interested – bring some water/gloves, and loppers if you have them. Volunteer Park Steward is Jim Branson. Eagle Landing Park is located at 14641 25th Ave SW. Follow SW 149th street heading past 25th AVE SW and the park is located on the left (west ) side of the street. The parking lot is small so if you park in the neighborhood please take care not to block neighbor’s driveways. No restrooms on site – the closest facilities are at Lake Burien Park (149th & 18th Ave SW). Please also check for updated information on volunteer work parties and information on Eagle Landing Park.

The second Saturday of the month will alternate between Salmon Creek Ravine (odd months) and Shorewood Park (even months.) Work will happen from 10-noon. The “Shorewood on the Sound” neighborhood group has taken the lead on Shorewood Park and is now adding their wonderful environmental skills to Salmon Creek Ravine.

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