Volunteers needed to help restore Miller and Walker Creeks on Sept. 17 & 24


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Volunteers are needed to help restore Miller and Walker Creeks at work parties this Saturday, Sept. 17, as well as on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Here are the details:

WHEN:  Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to Noon

WHAT: Walker Preserve Restoration
You are invited to join us this Saturday, September 17 at Walker Preserve. We will to restore the forest near Miller and Walker Creeks, continuing the work that has been done by previous volunteers since 2008. This helps preserve the creek, native forest, and their fish and wildlife inhabitants.

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

NOTE:  Organizers need at least 8 volunteers to sign up by Noon on Friday, Sept 16, or this event will be cancelled.

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 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.


Knotweed Injection at Miller Creek at S 144th St in Burien:

WHEN:  Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to Noon

WHERE:  Park at the trail parking lot along Des Moines Memorial Drive just south of S. 144th St. in Burien. Walk west along the Miller Creek trail, cross S 144th Way, and look for us next to the S 144th St Miller Creek Trail on the right.

WHAT: We will be injecting invasive knotweed with herbicide after getting some training by King County Noxious Weeds Control staff. If time allows, we will remove other invasive weeds and spread mulch.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Clothing that will protect you from the cold, rain, and blackberry thorns (and that you don’t mind getting dirty)
  • Filled water bottle, gloves if you have them

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

RSVP and Questions: Click this Survey Monkey Link to SIGN UP, or email or call Elissa Ostergaard, [email protected]gov206-477-4792

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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One Response to “Volunteers needed to help restore Miller and Walker Creeks on Sept. 17 & 24”
  1. Tom Lane says:

    Herbicide warning!

    Boycott King County’s use of herbicide on the knotweed!

    It is unnecessary and very toxic!

    There is no reason to use herbicides at the end of the growing season.

    Knotweed is easy to cut down to the ground and then it dies off until April.

    Doug Ostermann and Elisa Ostergaard are overly concerned about this plant. Just cut it down and worry about it when it resprouts in April.

    I spent lots of time dealing with King County when working for the Normandy Park cove removing noxious weeds.

    I removed everything by hand under the supervision of Tom Mitchell and Cindy Beck.

    We, did not have to use any pesticides.

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