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May 07, 2021

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Bashing Blackberries Work Party

May 07, 9am-12:30pm @ Burke-Gilman Trail

We'll be weeding our invasive blackberries more

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Golden Gardens Park Work Party

May 08, 9am-12pm @ Golden Gardens Park

Do you want to restore the forest at Golden Gardens Park? Come out and help us the second Saturday of every month. We remove invasive weeds and plant native species that return the forest to a more natural ecosystem. We provide tools and training so we only need your enthusiasm to help restore this beautiful park. more

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Green Lake Park Restoration Work Party

May 08, 9:15am-11:15am @ Green Lake Park

We'll be weeding areas where we have previously planted and possibly be tackling some areas with blackberry. more

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Green Lake Park Restoration Work Party

May 08, 9am-11am @ Green Lake Park

We'll be weeding and mulching areas where we have previously planted and possibly be tackling some areas with blackberry more

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Orchard Street Ravine Work Party

May 08, 10am-1pm @ Orchard Street Ravine

Join other enthusiastic volunteers for a fun morning restoring and preserving our native forest. more

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Orchard Street Ravine Work Party

May 08, 10:05am-1pm @ Orchard Street Ravine

Join other enthusiastic volunteers for a fun morning restoring and preserving our native forest. more

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Orchard Street Ravine Work Party

May 08, 10am-1pm @ Orchard Street Ravine

Join other enthusiastic volunteers for a fun morning restoring and preserving our native forest. more

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Regular 2nd Saturday

May 08, 10am-1pm @ Licton Springs Park

Have Fun, Get Fit more

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May (Afternoon) Restoration at Maple Wood

May 09, 2pm-4:30pm @ Maple Wood Playfield

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSION. Happy Mothers' Day! We'll (still) be removing invasive plants from a beautiful site behind the popular Maple Wood Playfield. We may do some mulching. Last year's labor will be evident with many new plant installations and weeding, but it'll take a lot of work to keep up the momentum. This is a special place to see some Oregon ash, swaths of fringe cup and perhaps our resident Cooper's hawk (working on a new nest since last year). more

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May (Morning) Restoration at Maple Wood

May 09, 9am-12pm @ Maple Wood Playfield

SUNDAY MORNING SESSION. Happy Mothers' Day! We'll (still) be removing invasive plants from a beautiful site behind the popular Maple Wood Playfield. We may do some mulching. Last year's labor will be evident with many new plant installations and weeding, but it'll take a lot of work to keep up the momentum. This is a special place to see some Oregon ash, swaths of fringe cup and perhaps our resident Cooper's hawk (working on a new nest since last year). more

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Banning Blackberries

May 10, 9am-12:30pm @ Burke-Gilman Trail

We'll be weeding blackberries et al off of the Burke-Gilman Trail more

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Magnuson Reforestation

May 10, 1pm-3pm @ Warren G. Magnuson Park

Help improve habitat and create replacement forest on a formerly denuded navy airfield. The aim is to 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. The day's event is likely to include weeding and mulching work, but may also include other activities. more

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Longfellow Creek GS Restoration Event

May 11, 10am-12:30pm @ Longfellow Creek GS: Yancy

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Magnuson Reforestaton

May 11, 2pm-4pm @ Warren G. Magnuson Park

Help improve habitat and create replacement forest on a formerly denuded navy airfield. The aim is to 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. Work is likely to include weeding and mulching but may also include other activities. more

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Camp Long Restoration Event

May 13, 10am-12:30pm @ Camp Long

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Northacres Stewardship Team

May 14, 1:15pm-3:45pm @ Northacres Park

Please join our Northacres Stewardship Team as we enthusiastically celebrate springtime by removing encroaching weeds to improve conditions for wildlife habitat and trail corridors for park users. more

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Carkeek STARS work party

May 15, 9am-12pm @ Carkeek Park

Join other enthusiastic volunteers for a fun morning of forest restoration and trails maintenance. We have a wide variety of tasks you can help with. Follow the STARS signs to our meeting place, which will be the parking lot at the Environmental Learning Center. Welcome! more

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East Duwamish Work Party

May 15, 10am-12pm @ East Duwamish GS: S Chicago St

Help take care of the forest along this neighborhood trail! Depending on the time of the year, we'll be pulling ivy, grubbing blackberry roots, planting new native plants, or mulching; but always having a good time! You can check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/eastduwamish more

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North Genesee Forest Restoration

May 15, 10am-12pm @ Genesee Park and Playfield

Soak in Spring with some time in the woods! We'll be removing non-native plants and enjoying the spring weather. Join us! Kids of all ages are welcome. more

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Pigeon Point Park Restoration Event

May 15, 10am-12:30pm @ Pigeon Point

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SPU volunteer group

May 15, 10am-12:30pm @ Discovery Park

Outdoor invasive removal project, perhaps including watering if it hasn't rained. Identification of Native plants will be given if so desired. more

15

Third Saturday Restoration at Jackson Park Trail

May 15, 10am-2pm @ Jackson Park Golf Course

Join us to restore natural areas along the trail next to Jackson Park Golf Course. You'll discover sweet patches of forest and hear birdsong while you work! more

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Weeding in Deadhorse Canyon

May 15, 9am-1pm @ Lakeridge Park

We'll be weeding, clearing some space to plant in the winter. more

16

Cheasty Forest at Hanford steps

May 16, 1pm-3pm @ Cheasty GS: Cheasty Blvd

You will be working to restore this site to the beautiful forest it once was. You will have the opportunity to learn about and practice many forest restoration processes. more

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FliP Urban Forest Restoration Event

May 16, 9am-12pm @ Lincoln Park

Ivy, blackberry and holly, oh my! Join FLiP (Friends of Lincoln Park) as we work to restore our beautiful natural spaces. The Park includes 80 acres of forested areas, with a huge diversity of native trees and plants. But our urban forests are threatened by nonnative, invasive plant species and need our help to thrive and remain healthy. This is where YOU come in! We promise you a good workout and lots of eco-karma. Good for the environment and good for your health! more

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Friends of the Burke-Gilman Trail's monthly bird walk on the Trail

May 16, 7am-10:30am @ Burke-Gilman Trail

Please join us for our monthly citizen science bird walk on the Burke-Gilman Trail led by Woody Wheeler, Master Birder & Author All experience levels OK more

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Martha Washington Park Restoration

May 16, 10am-2pm @ Martha Washington Park

Join us as we work to restore this Native American site and its historic White Oaks. We will be removing invasive plants, tending new plantings, watering and/or doing whatever is needed. more

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May wildflowers bloom (yes they may)

May 16, 10am-2pm @ Martha Washington Park

We'll be weeding and admiring the wildflowers. more

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Mulching Mania

May 17, 9am-12:30pm @ Burke-Gilman Trail

We'll be mulching this area of the B-G Trail with wood chips more

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Northacres Stewardship Team

May 17, 1:15pm-3:45pm @ Northacres Park

Please join our Northacres Stewardship Team as we enthusiastically celebrate springtime by removing encroaching weeds to improve conditions for wildlife habitat and trail corridors for park users. more

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Thistle Street GS Restoration Event

May 18, 10am-12:30pm @ Longfellow Creek GS: Thistle Street Greenspace

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Northacres Stewardship Team

May 20, 1:15pm-3:45pm @ Northacres Park

Please join our Northacres Stewardship Team as we enthusiastically celebrate springtime by removing encroaching weeds to improve conditions for wildlife habitat and trail corridors for park users. more

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Thistle Street GS Restoration Event

May 20, 10am-12:30pm @ Longfellow Creek GS: Thistle Street Greenspace

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Forest Restoration Work Party!

May 22, 10am-12pm @ Westcrest Park

Calling all eco-volunteers of the greater Seattle area! Let’s work together to gradually transform and maintain Westcrest Park into an even greater public space for everyone to enjoy. Dirt Corps leads volunteer parties at Westcrest every month. Get outside and learn about restoration methods while improving the health of a forested neighborhood park. -We are working on the parcel of land next to 8th Ave, and it is overgrown with Himalayan blackberries! It's up to us and our volunteers to bring it under control! -The beginning of this volunteer event will include a brief weed ID. Combine knowledge with action as we work to clear this beautiful space of harmful species that overtake the area. Many of you might already have this experience in your own backyard! -Let us know of any questions, hope to see you out there! -Acompaña a DIRT Corps a revitalizar el Parque Westcrest. Estamos trabajando en la tierra de la parcela de la 8a avenida del Parque Westcrest en donde la zarzamora está demasiado crecida! Está en nuestras manos como DIRT Corps y en la de los voluntarios el mantener el control del crecimiento de la zarzamora en este espacio! -El inicio de este evento voluntario incluirá una breve introducción de plantas invasoras. Combina el conocimiento con la acción mientras trabajamos para limpiar este hermoso espacio de las plantas invasoras que lo dañan y lo van desplazando de él. Muchos de ustedes han experimentado esto en sus patios traseros en casa! -Trabajemos juntos para transformar y mantener gradualmente el Parque Westcrest y hacer de él un espacio agradable al público para que todos puedan disfrutarlo. Déjanos saber si tienes alguna pregunta, esperamos verte ahí! more

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Forest Restoration Work Party!

May 22, 1pm-3pm @ Westcrest Park

Calling all eco-volunteers of the greater Seattle area! Let’s work together to gradually transform and maintain Westcrest Park into an even greater public space for everyone to enjoy. Dirt Corps leads volunteer parties at Westcrest every month. Get outside and learn about restoration methods while improving the health of a forested neighborhood park. -We are working on the parcel of land next to 8th Ave, and it is overgrown with Himalayan blackberries! It's up to us and our volunteers to bring it under control! -The beginning of this volunteer event will include a brief weed ID. Combine knowledge with action as we work to clear this beautiful space of harmful species that overtake the area. Many of you might already have this experience in your own backyard! -Let us know of any questions, hope to see you out there! -Acompaña a DIRT Corps a revitalizar el Parque Westcrest. Estamos trabajando en la tierra de la parcela de la 8a avenida del Parque Westcrest en donde la zarzamora está demasiado crecida! Está en nuestras manos como DIRT Corps y en la de los voluntarios el mantener el control del crecimiento de la zarzamora en este espacio! -El inicio de este evento voluntario incluirá una breve introducción de plantas invasoras. Combina el conocimiento con la acción mientras trabajamos para limpiar este hermoso espacio de las plantas invasoras que lo dañan y lo van desplazando de él. Muchos de ustedes han experimentado esto en sus patios traseros en casa! -Trabajemos juntos para transformar y mantener gradualmente el Parque Westcrest y hacer de él un espacio agradable al público para que todos puedan disfrutarlo. Déjanos saber si tienes alguna pregunta, esperamos verte ahí! more

23

Ivy Out at Beaver Pond Natural Area

May 23, 10am-12pm @ Beaver Pond Natural Area on TC

Had so much fun, we are coming back again in May. Plenty of ivy to go around for your pulling pleasure at Beaver Pond Natural Area. Work area is fairly level and easy to access. We will continue masking to ensure all are protected even if not fully vaccinated yet, and we will space out six feet or more. more

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Spring Plant Care at Beaver Pond Natural Area

May 23, 11am-1pm @ Beaver Pond Natural Area on TC

Give many recently planted natives a boost by getting ahead of the invasive weeds trying to out compete them. See what is leafing out and budding while enjoying a concert of bird songs! We will be masked to ensure everyone is protected even if not fully vaccinated yet, and we will be spaced out six feet or more. Area is level and easy to access. If it rains heavily, work party will be rescheduled. more

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Pigeon Point Park Restoration Event

May 25, 10am-12:30pm @ Pigeon Point

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West Duwamish Greenbelt Restoration Event

May 27, 10am-12:30pm @ West Duwamish GS: Soundway

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Northacres Stewardship Team

May 28, 1:15pm-3:45pm @ Northacres Park

Please join our Northacres Stewardship Team as we enthusiastically celebrate springtime by removing encroaching weeds to improve conditions for wildlife habitat and trail corridors for park users. more

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