Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plants at Walker Preserve this Saturday, Dec. 17th from 9:30 a.m. – Noon.
“Since 2008, volunteers in Walker Preserve have removed large amounts of invasive plants and planted many native trees and shrubs,” said Elissa Ostergaard, Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward.
Walker Preserve is in Normandy Park, along Walker Creek, which currently has spawning coho and chum salmon.
“We also have several monthly community weeding projects scheduled through the winter to remove ivy and other invasive weeds, and plant native trees and shrubs along the trail and stream in Walker Preserve and other areas in the basin,” Ostergaard added.
This stewardship project is a joint effort of the City of Normandy Park, and the Miller and Walker Creeks Stewardship program.
WHERE: 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.
WHEN: Saturday, December 17, 2011, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
IMPORTANT NOTE: This park does not have a restroom.
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.
What to bring:
- Your enthusiasm
- Clothing that will protect you from the rain and blackberry thorns
- Filled water bottle
- Gloves if you have them
To sign up, or get more info, contact Elissa Ostergaard: email@example.com, 206-296-1909 (Saturday, December 17 only: 206-707-6549)
This volunteer event is an opportunity to visit a pleasant park along Walker Creek.
Neighbors and other volunteers have made a lot of progress restoring the native plant community in this park, and this work will help create areas for native plants to go in later this winter.
Please sign up if you can, or decide to show up at the last minute!