Volunteers are needed to help with two upcoming invasive plant removal work parties – the first at Walker Preserve Saturday, Feb. 18 and the second at a stream in Burien Monday, Feb. 27.
Donuts, along with gloves and tools, will be provided, and workers are asked to bring:
- Your enthusiasm
- Clothing that will protect you from the rain and blackberry thorns
- Filled water bottle
- Gloves if you have them
Here are the specific details:
WHAT: Walker Preserve Invasive Plant Removal
WHEN Saturday, February 18, 2012, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
WHERE: SW 168th Street 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.
INFO: Stewardship Purpose: Improve habitat along the stream by removing non-native, invasive plants.
- Seek out English ivy and remove it from trees and pull roots out of the ground.
- Seek out Himalayan blackberry plants, cut them back, and then dig out the root balls.
RSVP: See below for what to bring and how to sign up.
The second event:
WHAT: Streamside Invasive Plant Removal in Burien.
WHEN: Monday, February 27, 9:00 am – 11:30 a.m.
INFO: Neighbors will meet at SW 158th Street near 7th Ave SW to remove ivy from trees along the stream. This stream is a tributary to Miller Creek, which supports spawning coho and chum salmon. Please park along the street.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There are no restrooms at either site.
CONTACT/INFO: Elissa Ostergaard, email@example.com, 206-296-1909 (Day of event only: 206-707-6549)
Also, check the Volunteer Event Calendar for other stewardship opportunities in the basin.
These stewardship projects are a joint effort of the City of Normandy Park, the City of Burien, the City of Seatac, King County, the Port of Seattle, and the Miller and Walker Creeks Stewardship program.