Volunteers are needed on Saturday, Feb. 5th to help clean up and improve Arbor Lake, located at 2nd Ave. South and South 124th St. in north Burien.
The work party runs from 9am – 11am, and volunteers will be helping improve the health of Arbor Lake by removing invasive, non-native plants, including Scotch broom and Himalayan blackberry. Volunteers will cut and pull these plants out, considered “hard work but satisfying.”
“Volunteers of all ages are welcome but children under age 14 need to be accompanied by a parent or an adult,” reads a flier released by the city. :Those under 18 will require a signed permission form (available at sign in or in advance by calling the number below).”
Here are the details:
WHAT: Arbor Lake Improvement Work Party.
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 5th, from 9am – 11am.
WHERE: Arbor Lake, located at 2nd Ave. S. and S. 124th St. in north Burien (map below). Meet at the southwest corner of the park at 2nd Ave. S. and S. 124th St. in north Burien. NOTE: No restroom is available.
INFO: More info from a flier:
Why are we doing this stewardship project at Arbor Lake?
Because you want us to! At a September 2010 meeting with 25 lake neighbors, park users said they want to protect and improve the habitat value of the lake. Removing invasive plants will allow the existing native plants around the shoreline to grow better. We also plan to add more native plants to fill in the gaps left by the removed invasive plants in autumn 2011. A thriving natural buffer on the shoreline will provide food and shelter for birds and small wildlife and improve habitat for fish.
Arbor Lake also is the headwaters of Miller Creek and water flowing from the lake eventually sustains salmon living in the creek downstream.
What do volunteers need?
- Sturdy shoes or boots
- Leather-palmed gloves (we also will have plenty to loan)
- Filled water bottle
- We provide tools and snacks!
Sign Up and Questions
Advance sign up is encouraged to help us plan. Please contact Dennis Clark, Miller/Walker Creek Steward, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-296-1909.
On November 20, 2010, 20 volunteers removed half of the invasive Scotch broom, blackberry, and other invasive plants on the west and south shoreline. Help us remove the other half!