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October 16, 2018

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Blackberry removal or mulching if our chips get there

October 16, 8:30am-12:30pm @ Burke-Gilman Trail

The Stems are gone, but the roots need to be dug. Join us for Balckberry begone! But we'll mulch wood chips if they have arrived more

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Sand Point Head Reforestation

October 16, 9am-12pm @ Warren G. Magnuson Park

Help improve habitat and create replacement forest on a formerly denuded navy air base. Depending on season work is likely to include invasive plant removal and weeding, planting, mulching, or other stewardship work. It is also an opportunity to enjoy nature and learn a bit about native plants while doing satisfying work. Advance approval of leader is required for youth groups or children below high school age. more

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Blackberry be-gone

October 17, 8:30am-12:30pm @ Burke-Gilman Trail

The Stems are gone, but the roots need to be dug. Join us for Balckberry begone! But might mulch instead more

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Friends of Discovery Park - Fall 2018 workparty

October 17, 10am-3pm @ Discovery Park

Removal of invasive blackberries. Planting of native trees and shrubs more

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Lawton Park weeding/watering/mulching

October 18, 9am-1pm @ Lawton Park

we will work on forest restoration projects in the park including planting mulching weeding and trail maintenance. more

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Soil Building with Mounds of Mulch at Northacres!

October 18, 9:30am-1pm @ Northacres Park

There is mulch to be spread as we prepare the ground for our upcoming planting season. If you haven't been to one of our mulching parties then you are in for a treat. more

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Blackberry be-gone and more

October 19, 8:30am-12:30pm @ Burke-Gilman Trail

The Stems are gone, but the roots need to be dug. Join us for Balckberry begone! more

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Forest restoration in Rainier Beach

October 19, 10am-12pm @ Sturtevant Ravine

Join a team of seniors from Seattle's East African community along with Tilth staff and neighbors as we restore this hidden urban forest. more

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Habitat Restoration

October 19, 2:30pm-4:30pm @ Me-Kwa-Mooks

A diversity of birds, butterflies, bees and a coyote feed, shelter, and live here. This edge of Me-Kwa-Mooks Park's natural area has a mix of dry to wet soils, open to closed canopy. The invasives are being removed leaving space for a diversity of natives. But the urban edge is now in need of ongoing maintenance from incoming invasives. Volunteers are invited to join the stewardship of this wildlife home. more

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Carkeek S.T.A.R.S. work party

October 20, 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. We are here the third Saturday of every month. Welcome! Teenagers are welcome. If you are bringing a group of 5 or more please contact Dale Johnson at 206-362-2980 to coordinate logistics more

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Cheasty Trails and Bike Park 3rd Saturday Work Party

October 20, 9am-12pm @ Cheasty GS: Cheasty Blvd

Come out and participate in this story of restoration, reclamation, reimagination and reconnection! You will be helping restore the trail corridor for Seattle's first forested mt. biking trails. Ripping out blackberry = satisfying. Learning about native habitat = enlightening. Working together = rewarding. Having fun = Having fun. more

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Community Restoration Event

October 20, 10am-12pm @ Seward Park

Mulching newly weeded areas more

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Deadhorse Canyon 3rd Saturday

October 20, 9am-1pm @ Lakeridge Park

Come to the best kept secret natural area in Seattle, Deadhorse Canyon, to help us in our continuing battle for truth, justice, and ecosystem services. We always declare victory at 1 PM. We will be doing one or more of the following: - Remove invasive vegetation (e.g. ivy, blackberry) - Maintain the trail - Remove trash (this is the most glamorous job we have!) more

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Duwamish Alive! at Herrings House Park

October 20, 10am-2pm @ Herrings House Park (Tulaltx)

Join us for Duwamish Alive! as we work to improve the health of our only river. Discover this wonderful little park in the heart of Seattle and help improve this vital habitat for juvenile salmon along the last ancient bend of the river by removing invasive weeds and trash while we plant native plants. The site is easily accessed with flat paths. It does have tidal flows so some areas maybe wet that we work in. more

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Duwamish Alive at Longfellow Creek

October 20, 10am-2pm @ Longfellow Creek GS: Central

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East Duwamish Work Party

October 20, 9am-12pm @ East Duwamish GS: S Chicago St

Restore the woods and help us steward our new 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! Work party regulars include naturalists who are happy to answer your questions about the birds, beasts, shrubs, and trees that live in the East Duwamish. You can check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/eastduwamish more

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Forest Remnant Zone Ecological Restoration

October 20, 10am-2pm @ Warren G. Magnuson Park

Help save one of the best forest sections of Magnuson Park. Depending on season work may include removing invasive plants such as bindweed or blackberry, spreading of wood chip mulch, and planting. There will also be a chance to learn a bit about native plants while working. Advance approval of leader is required for youth groups or children below high school age. more

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Invasive's be gone

October 20, 10am-2pm @ St. Marks Greenbelt

Time to get dirty more

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Jackson Park Trail Restoration – monthly 3rd Saturday work party!

October 20, 10am-2pm @ Jackson Park Golf Course

Say hello to the earth, meet new people, and contribute to the restoration of this great patch of natural ground. The 2.2-mile Jackson Park Trail in North Seattle encircles the Jackson Park Golf Course, passing through pockets of forest, crossing Thornton Creek, and offering views of the golf course/green space. We’re continuing to transform the natural areas by removing ivy, blackberry and other invasive plants and putting native plant species in their place. It’s hard! It’s fun! You’ll love it! more

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Mulching till we drop!

October 20, 9am-1pm @ Burke-Gilman Trail

We'll be doing mulching in this section of the Trail if the mulch has arrived otherwise we'll dig blackberries more

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October Restoration Event

October 20, 10am-1pm @ Colman Park

Join Friends of Colman Park (for more information http://www.colmanpark.org ) for our October event in Colman Park. We'll be pulling weeds, spreading mulch, and getting our hands dirty, while continuing to build on all of the work done at prior restoration events this year. more

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Pigeon Point Park Restoration Event

October 20, 10am-2pm @ Pigeon Point

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Thorndyke Park invasive plant removal

October 20, 9am-1pm @ Thorndyke Park

While the exact tasks can vary, our projects focus on improving the forests and parks in our local cities. Healthy and thriving forests are vital to our community because they absorb and filter rain water, produce clean oxygen, provide living spaces for wildlife, and create a place for people to connect with the outdoors. In order to help create healthy forests, the work can include: • Removing aggressive weeds (like English Ivy or Himalayan Blackberry) • Maintaining areas where these weeds have been removed more

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Community Restoration Event

October 21, 10am-12pm @ Seward Park

Mulching of newly weeded areas more

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Forest Restoration at Northacres Park

October 21, 10am-1pm @ Northacres Park

Join the Washington Native Plant Society Forest Stewards in a weeding party in Northacres Park’s central forest. A healthy stand of beautiful Douglas Fir needs help fighting off the encroaching blackberry, ivy, and other invasive plants. With planting season right around the corner, there's a lot of work to be done! more

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Lincoln Park Volunteer Work Party

October 21, 9am-12pm @ Lincoln Park

Join the Friends of Lincoln Park as we work to bring the beautiful mature forests of our park into restoration. Lincoln Park, on the shores of Puget Sound includes 80 acres of forest, with a tremendous diversity of Puget Lowland native plants. Unfortunately, our forest is threatened by nonnative, invasive plants. We promise you a good workout and a sense of satisfaction, good for the environment and good for your health. more

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Restoration Work in North Beacon Hill Greenbelt

October 21, 10am-1pm @ Cheasty GS: Cheasty Blvd

Help restore a Cheasty Greenbelt site on North Beacon Hill to the beautiful forest it was meant to be. This work party will focus on preparing the land for future planting. We will also have a bucket brigade to spread wood chips on the paths in preparation for the winter rains. Come join the fun! more

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Mulching Mania

October 22, 8:30am-12:30pm @ Burke-Gilman Trail

We'll be spreading wood chip mulch on a recently cleared hillside. more

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Longfellow Creek Restoration Event

October 23, 10am-2pm @ Longfellow Creek GS: Yancy

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Soil Building with Mounds of Mulch at Northacres!

October 23, 9:30am-1pm @ Northacres Park

There is mulch to be spread as we prepare the ground for our upcoming planting season. If you haven't been to one of our mulching parties then you are in for a treat. more

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Mulching and clearing on the Trail

October 24, 8:30am-12:30pm @ Burke-Gilman Trail

We'll be doing some mulching and some clearing on this section of the Trail more

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Sand Point Head Reforestation

October 24, 10am-1pm @ Warren G. Magnuson Park

Help improve habitat and create replacement forest on a formerly denuded navy air base. Depending on season work is likely to include invasive plant removal and weeding, mulching, or other stewardship work. It is also an opportunity to enjoy nature and learn a bit about native plants while doing satisfying work. Advance approval of leader is required for youth groups or children below high school age. more

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Clearing the Trail for restoration and planting

October 26, 8:30am-12:30pm @ Burke-Gilman Trail

We'll be clearing Blackberries from the B-G Trail more

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Habitat Restoration

October 26, 2:30pm-4:30pm @ Me-Kwa-Mooks

A diversity of birds, butterflies, bees and a coyote feed, shelter, and live here. This edge of Me-Kwa-Mooks Park's natural area has a mix of dry to wet soils, open to closed canopy. The invasives have been removed and leaving space for a diversity of natives. But the urban edge is now in need of ongoing maintenance from incoming invasives. Volunteers are invited to join the stewardship of this wildlife home. more

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Wetlands restoration and community lunch

October 26, 10am-12pm @ Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetland

Join a team of seniors from Seattle's East African community along with Tilth staff and neighbors as we restore 3 acres of wetlands and forests on Seattle's largest urban farm. Bring a dish to share for our community lunch afterwards! more

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Cub Scout Pack 177 Work 4 Wildlife

October 27, 9am-11am @ Meadowbrook Playfield

There is work to be done to keep the Meadowbrook Creek looking good. Invasive plants are creeping in, and volunteers are needed to help defend this beautiful natural area. Join neighbors and friends to help out and learn a lot! more

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Delridge and Myrtle Restoration Event

October 27, 10am-2pm @ Delridge and Myrtle

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Planting Preparation/Planting Event

October 27, 10am-1pm @ Colman Park

Come join us for fall planting preparation on the shores of Lake Washington! Work has begun in the lower section (lakeside) of Colman Park to remove invasive plant cover and make way for fall native plantings! This event will focus on continuing to pull Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry and clear space for our November planting party. Come learn about urban forest health and native plants, engage with your community and meet new friends, all while helping to restore a section of Seattle parks. more

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Sand Point Head Reforestation

October 27, 12:30am-3:30am @ Warren G. Magnuson Park

Help improve habitat and create replacement forest on a formerly denuded navy air base. Depending on season work is likely to include invasive plant removal and weeding, mulching, or other stewardship work. It is also an opportunity to enjoy nature and learn a bit about native plants while doing satisfying work. Advance approval of leader is required for youth groups or children below high school age. more

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Solstice Park Fall Planting with EarthCorps

October 27, 10am-2pm @ Solstice Park

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Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Work Party - 8th Ave / Evento de Restauración en el Bosque del Parque Westcrest - 8a Avenida

October 27, 10am-2pm @ Westcrest Park

Join DIRT Corps in revitalizing Westcrest 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 overtakes the area. Many of you might already have this experience in your own backyard! Let’s work together to gradually transform and maintain Westcrest Park and make it a great public space for everyone to enjoy. 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! VESTIMENTA: zapatos cerrados, camisa manga larga, pantalones largos y un/a gorro/a. Vístase de acuerdo al clima. more

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Lewis Park Restoration Event

October 28, 10am-1pm @ Lewis Park

Planting Season begins! With the rains of Fall and Winter upon us, it is time to add more native plants to the flora of Lewis Park. Join us as we put into the ground such natives as, Douglas Fir trees, Tall Oregon Grape, Nootka Roses, Columbine and more. more

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Sunday native liberation

October 28, 10am-1pm @ Kubota Gardens Natural Area

For several years volunteers have reforested the beautiful natural area hillsides above Mapes creek. To maintain the newly planted native species, we will sweep through restored areas to remove re-emerging threats like ivy and blackberry thereby liberating native plants. Volunteers can learn about native species and PNW forest ecology if they are interested. more

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Longfellow Creek GS Restoration Event

October 30, 10am-2pm @ Longfellow Creek GS: Central

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