Volunteers needed to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks on Saturday, April 2


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Volunteers are needed to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks this Saturday, April 2 at Walker Preserve.

“Please join me and your neighbors to continue the work that has been done 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,” said Miller-Walker Basin Steward Elissa Ostergaard.

No experience is necessary, and coffee, gloves, and tools are provided! Please RSVP so we can plan for tools and refreshments!

WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Walker Preserve park – the entrance is at the NW corner of the intersection of SW 168th St.& 2nd Ave. SW in Normandy Park. See the map. 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: This park does not have a restroom – please plan ahead.

WHAT: We will select a dense patch of English ivy and remove it from trees and pull roots out of the ground.

WHAT TO BRING:

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

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

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

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

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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