Volunteers needed this Saturday to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks


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Volunteers are needed this Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9:30 a.m. – Noon, to help restore Miller and Walker Creeks.

“We need at least 8 people to sign up for this event, or it will be cancelled,” said Elissa Ostergaard, Miller-Walker Basin Steward. “Please tell your friends and neighbors!”

Walker Preserve Restoration
Please join us to continue the work that has been done at Walker Preserve in Normandy Park by previous volunteers since 2008 to clear the forest of invasive English ivy and other weeds, preserving the creek, native forest, and their fish and wildlife inhabitants.

No experience is necessary, and coffee, gloves, and tools are provided!  Please sign up.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to Noon

WHERE: Walker Preserve park, SW. 168th St. and 2nd Ave. SW. in Normandy Park, up the road from Normandy Park City Hall.  If driving, your parking options include:

  • Three spaces in the small lot at SW 171st St. and Second Ave. S.W.
  • On the street along SW 168th St.

From the gate behind the Walker Preserve sign, walk down the trail towards the creek.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please plan ahead – this park does not have a restroom.

WHAT:

  • We will select a dense patch of English ivy and remove it from trees and pull roots out of the ground.  Ivy will be composted on site.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Clothing that will protect you from the cold, rain, and blackberry thorns
  • Filled water bottle and gloves if you have them

We provide hot coffee, gloves, tools, snacks, and training.

Sign up and questions: Email or call Elissa Ostergaard, [email protected]206-477-4792

Mark your calendar for these upcoming Miller-Walker volunteer Events:

  • Saturdays: March 5, April 2, and May 7 – 9:30noon at Walker Preserve
  • June 4 at the S 144th St Trail along Miller Creek, 9:30-12:30

Bookmark this page to check back for updates to the Miller-Walker volunteer calendar:

http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/watersheds/central-puget-sound/miller-walker-creeks/volunteer.aspx

Flyer-CSI-Findings2015

Also, please join us for findings from:

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline

Monday, March 76:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Normandy Park Community Club (The Cove)
1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park

– and –

Thursday, March 10, 2015, 6:007:45 p.m.

Burien Community Center, Shorewood Room
14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien (just off Highways 518 and 509)

–    Light refreshments provided –

Join in to find out about:

  • The CSI: Highlineprogram and the 35 volunteer citizen scientists
  • Annual adult salmon returns for chum and coho salmon in two local streams
  • Overview of key factors affecting salmon health in the streams
  • How many coho died before spawning, and why
  • New efforts to clean up stormwater pollution and how you can contribute
  • How you can become a salmon surveyor this fall

Special Guest Presentation:  Lisa Haglund of Stewardship Partners will share the latest on how to clean up polluted runoff while making our area more beautiful by building rain gardens!

Learn more:

Please help spread the word!

For more information:

Elissa Ostergaard
Miller-Walker Basin Steward
King County Water and Land Resources Division
201 S. Jackson St., Suite 600
Seattle, WA  98104

(206) 477-4792

http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/watersheds/central-puget-sound/miller-walker-creeks.aspx

This project is a joint effort of the City of Normandy Park, the City of Burien, the City of SeaTacKing County, the Port of Seattle, and the Miller and Walker Creeks Stewardship program.

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