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Guide to Seattle Parks Work Parties

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credit:  MARCEL ANTONISSE/AFP/Getty Images

credit: MARCEL ANTONISSE/AFP/Getty Images

Join in with the Seattle Parks volunteers! Help at one of these work parties to preserve area wetlands, clear trails and restore part of the largest contiguous forest in Seattle. The activities are free, and great for the whole family!

Magnuson Wetlands Restoration
Saturday, January 7
9:00am – 12:00pm
Warren G. Magnuson Park
6370 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA 98115
http://www.seattle.gov/parks/Magnuson/volunteer

Help enhance and preserve Magnuson Park’s wetlands. Dig out reed canary grass, bird’s foot trefoil, and other invasive plants. This beautiful site has a lot of bird species, pacific chorus frogs, voles, and other creatures that you may see during the volunteer project. Dress for the weather.

Golden Gardens Trails Work Party
Saturday, January 7
9:00am
Golden Gardens Park Upper Forest
8498 Seaview Pl NW
Seattle, WA 98117
http://www.seattle.gov

Meet in the Golden Gardens upper parking lot by the Dogs Off Leash Area and then walk to the trail. If you’re late look for the signs, This is going to be a cool project for the whole family. Dress like you are going hiking. Bring gloves if you have them and water. All the tools will be provided. See you in the GG woods!

Urban Forest Restoration
Saturday, January 7
10:00am – 2:00pm
West Duwamish Greenbelt
4408 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
http://www.naturec.org/volunteer

This is a great activity for the whole familySign up online at http://www.naturec.org. Register online and you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail with the time, details and directions to the work site location. Located in West Seattle near the Duwamish River, the West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest contiguous forest in Seattle, stretching from West Seattle to Burien. The work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop, and we spend the remainder of the time performing various restoration activities, including planting native trees and shrubs, removing invasive species, mulching previously-planted areas, and more. Musicians perform for volunteers at many of the restoration work parties. Work rain or shine. Please dress appropriately with long pants, warm and dry layers, closed toed shoes and rain gear as needed. Gloves, tools, a light granola bar snack (feel free to bring a lunch) and a jug of water are provided. Please bring a refillable water bottle.

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