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Warren G. Magnuson Park - MLK Day Magnuson Reforestation01/21/2019
Help create and improve thriving replacement forest and habitat on what had been a denuded and sterile Naval Air Station. The work will include removing invasive plants to prepare for new plantings of native trees, shrubs, and ground cover plants in later months. It is a chance to do rewarding work with lasting impact. It will create healthy forest habitat and increase beneficial ecosystem services including provision of human enjoyment and health. It is also an opportunity to enjoy nature and learn a bit about native plants while doing satisfying work.
Please be aware that youth below high school age would be too young for the type of work which will be done in this event.
Open to the public
All ages OK
63 out of 25 volunteers registered.
What to Bring
Dress for the day's weather and wear long pants, long sleeved shirt, and closed toe shoes you don't mind getting dirty. Wear layers if it is chilly and if it is rainy bring rain gear. Bring a full water bottle and snack. Hat and sunblock are recommended for sun protection. Tools and rubber faced cotton work glove are provided.
Where to Meet
Meet along the north cross park trail just west of the crest of Kite Hill. A large wood chip pile is along the trail near the meeting place.
To reach the meeting area from the swim beach area parking lot E4 head northwest and uphill over the mowed grass area to reach the north cross park trail. Total distance from the swim beach lot to the meeting area is about a quarter mile.
If approaching from the west side of the park head for the sports meadow (fields 1-4), follow the road around its perimeter and head up hill on the north cross park trail from the east side of the grass sports field area.
A Magnuson Park map is available on-line at: click here
Where to Park
Park in or near the Warren G. Magnuson Park swim beach parking lot (Lot E4). Or if parking is not available there use other lots in the western or southern sides of the park.
To reach the swim beach parking lot enter the park eastbound on NE 65th St. from the Sandpoint Way NE/NE 65th St intersection. From there proceed straight eastward into the park for about a half mile to a stop sign then bear left (North) about 3/8 mile to reach the swim beach parking lot. Directional signage along the route shows the way to the swim beach.