FREE Donuts Await Volunteers At Arbor Lake Work Party Saturday

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Volunteers are needed for an Invasive Plant Removal work party at Arbor Lake this Saturday, Nov. 20th from 9am – 11am.

Helpers are encouraged to come lend a hand to make this lake a nicer place by removing non-natives weeds and ivy, blackberry, and much more.

And did we mention… there will be FREE DONUTS!

According to an email sent by Dennis Clark, Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward for King County:

This volunteer event is your opportunity to visit the pleasant headwaters of Miller Creek.

The neighbors around Arbor Lake Park are stepping up to steward park land and it would be great if other watershed residents joined in to help get them started.

The plant community in the park is actually mostly healthy native trees and shrubs so we will be able to remove a large percentage of the non-native plants that do exist along the western/southern shore.

WHAT: Arbor Lake Shoreline Invasive Plant Removal Work Party.

WHERE: S. 124th St. and 2nd Ave. S. in Burien, just northwest of the SR509/S. 128th St. interchange; at the park, meet in the southwest corner by the jungle gym.

WHEN: Saturday, November 20, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

INFO: Improve shoreline habitat around the lake by removing non-native, invasive plants.


  • Use weed wrenches to pop Scotch broom plants out of the ground – this is a very satisfying way to weed
  • Seek out isolated Himalayan blackberry plants, cut them back, and then dig out the root balls
  • Remove ivy from 4-5 trees – we may be able to ERADICATE ivy from this park, which is a rare opportunity

What to bring:

  • Your enthusiasm
  • Clothing that will protect you from the rain and some blackberry thorns
  • Filled water bottle
  • Gloves if you have them

They’ll provide:

  • Gloves
  • Tools
  • Donuts!

IMPORTANT NOTE:  This park does not have a restroom.

RSVP if you can to Dennis Clark at 206-296-1909 or via email: [email protected].

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3 Responses to “FREE Donuts Await Volunteers At Arbor Lake Work Party Saturday”
  1. jimmy p says:

    the blackberrys at the north end need to cut down to iam going to try to come down there and help there are a couple of good fishing spots in the north end that just about impossible to get to becuse of the blackberry bushes

  2. jimmy p says:

    sorry site messed up posted twice

  3. Person says:

    The blackberry bushes on the noth end are housing a coyote, maybe more than one.

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