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November 12, 2019

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Lawton Park in the fall

November 12, 11am-2:30pm @ Lawton Park

planting mulching exploring the forest also pulling blackberry and ivy maybe bindweed too leaf raking along the trails? fall fun in the forest more

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Longfellow Creek GS Restoration Event

November 12, 10am-2pm @ Longfellow Creek GS: Central

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Mulching for restoration and planting

November 13, 8:30am-12:30pm @ Yesler Creek Headwaters

We'll be mulching this area of the Yesler Green Space to help improve the soil and to hold moisture more

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Calling O-Linemen, D-Linemen, Weightlifters

November 14, 2:30pm-4:30pm @ Seward Park

Putting the call out for weightlifters, football players (high school, college, semi-pro, professional, retired, former) to move heavy woodeen debris (logs, tree trunks) within the park. We'll be moving by hand 100+ lb. fir & madrone logs to various reforestation sites. Not a big time commitment, but the work will be intense. 4-hour volunteer hours credit guaranteed. more

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Homeschool Stewardship Squad Planting Day!

November 14, 11am-2pm @ Northacres Park

Northacres Forest Stewards are delighted to be hosting the Homeschool Stewardship Squad again this fall. We will be planting, mulching and maintaining our recently established planting areas. more

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SW Queen Anne Greenbelt fall planting

November 14, 10am-1pm @ SW Queen Anne Greenbelt

We will prepare for fall planting by removing invasive blackberry. If we have received our fall plants we will begin planting as well. We will also learn about the importance of urban forests. Let's have some fun and meet our new friends and neighbors more

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Help the forest grow at Me-kwa-mooks

November 15, 1:30pm-3:30pm @ Me-Kwa-Mooks

Join the volunteers that are bringing a healthy natural forest back to life at Me-kwa-mooks, where a diversity of birds, butterflies, bees, rabbits, coyotes and other creatures live, feed, and shelter. We remove invasive species such as ivy and blackberry that crowd out natives to leave space for native Pacific Northwest plants to thrive and be planted. All comers are welcome, greatly appreciated and a vital part of the effort to transform this West Seattle green belt. more

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More Mulching Mania

November 15, 8:30am-12:30pm @ Yesler Creek Headwaters

We'll be mulching a recently cleared area to improve the soil and hold in water for plants more

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Wetlands Restoration and Community Lunch

November 15, 10am-12pm @ Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetland

Help create a wetland wonderland at Seattle's largest urban farm! Join Tilth Alliance staff, neighbors and a longtime community crew of East African seniors. We'll enjoy a healthy and delicious community lunch at noon, so please bring a small donation or a dish to share. Children, youth and families welcome! more

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# 10 If you love Discovery Park

November 16, 10am-1pm @ Discovery Park

If you love Discovery Park please come help us make it even better. After 3 months of volunteers removing invasive plants, the ground is clear for more volunteers to spend November planting 400 plants. Including 35 varieties of trees, shrubs, and ground covers. more

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

November 16, 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 Greenspace: Reclaim, Restore, Reimagine, Reconnect

November 16, 9am-12pm @ Cheasty GS: Cheasty Blvd

Friends of Cheasty Greenspace- Mountainview is a volunteer neighborhood group that has been working together since 2007, organizing neighbors to restore healthy habitat in our neighborhood woods, establishing access to this habitat for the local community, and promoting a sense of connection between neighbors and the natural world. This work mostly takes place on primitive forested paths and uneven ground, but individuals are supported in working at their own challenge levels, so all ages and abilities are welcome. more

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Deadhorse Canyon Planting

November 16, 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. Assuming we get our annual delivery of native plants from the Green Seattle Partnership, we will be planting them in newly cleared areas. more

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EarthCorps Planting at Leschi Park

November 16, 10am-2pm @ Leschi Park

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EarthCorps Planting at Lincoln Park

November 16, 10am-2pm @ Lincoln Park

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East Duwamish Work Party

November 16, 9am-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! 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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Fall Planting Work Party

November 16, 10am-2pm @ Roxhill Park

Join us for our Fall Planting Work Party. We will be planting over 380 new plants in the Social trails and Peat Cell 3 (where the peat fire occurred a few years ago). more

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Jackson Park Trail Restoration – monthly work party!

November 16, 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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Little Brook Natural Area Planting Party

November 16, 10am-1pm @ Little Brook Natural Area

Come join us in rebuilding habitat in Little Brook Natural area by planting native trees, shrubs and ground covers. Site has been prepped but if there is time for some additional weeding, the planting area can be extended. Work area is level and uphill from the creek and under an evergreen tree canopy, so planting will commence rain or shine to ensure they get a good watering as they go into the ground. Spot mulching included to ensure protection through winter. Short demo at start of workparty on good planting techniques and tool safety. more

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Saturday Work at Meadowbrook

November 16, 9am-12pm @ 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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Waldorf Schools-Carbon Offset at North Shore, Magnuson Park

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

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement; an effort to bring this area back to a more natural environment for all to enjoy and feel safe. Learn more about GSP, how you can help, and understand further the focus of our project. We typically clear areas of invasive plants, prune/brush around existing native plants for better growth, plant a few native plants, and spread mulch to support healthy soil and plant growth. We will be planting native vegetation. Thank you for your time and interest. more

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West Duwamish GS: Riverview

November 16, 10am-2pm @ West Duwamish GS: Riverview

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#11 If you love Discovery Park

November 17, 10am-1pm @ Discovery Park

If you love Discovery Park please come help us make it even better. After 3 months of volunteers removing invasive plants, the ground is clear for more volunteers to spend November planting 400 plants. Including 35 varieties of trees, shrubs, and ground covers. more

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FLiP (Friends of Lincoln Park) Forest Restoration Event

November 17, 9am-12pm @ Lincoln Park

We’re not afraid of blackberries! Are you? Join FliP (Friends of Lincoln Park) as we work restore the beautiful mature forests of our park. Once you visit this park, on the shores of Puget Sound, you won’t want to leave. Lincoln Park includes 80 acres of forest, with a tremendous diversity of Puget Lowland native plants. Sadly, our forest is threatened by nonnative, invasive plants (blackberry, english ivy, holly…). This is where YOU come in… 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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Planting at Genesee Park

November 17, 9:30am-12:30pm @ Genesee Park and Playfield

Fall planting party! We picked out a lovely selection of native shrubs and groundcovers to fill in the site and keep the weeds we pulled from growing back. No experience required - tools and training provided. Gloves available too, but bring your favorite pair if you have some. more

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Planting at Pritchard 2019/2020 Session 1

November 17, 10am-2pm @ Pritchard Island Beach

Our planting trees, shrubs and herbaceous starts. The following is a planting instructions. Good to watch for preparation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLx2KBa4EYc&feature=youtu.be more

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Pollinator Prep at Discovery

November 17, 10am-1pm @ Discovery Park

We are on to Phase 2 of our project, removing blackberry in preparation for hundreds of plants! What better way to do it than when the Seahawks are on BYE week!? Join us for some cutting, some hacking, and as ever, some digging of the infamous blackberry. There will be coffee and biscuits/muffins to keep us going until 1pm, when you shall be set free for a nap/other fun activity of your choice. more

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Reforestation in Seward Park

November 17, 10am-2pm @ Seward Park

Looking for volunteers to help with a reforestation project on the northern edge of Seward Park. We'll be planting forest under-story seedlings (ferns, sedges, Oregon Grape, and others) beneath a western cedar grove. We'll be planting in wet conditions, so be prepared for the chill & damp. No children please. High school ultimate frisbee players over age 16 for service hours accepted. more

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Waldorf Work at Meadowbrook

November 17, 9am-12pm @ 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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Thistle Street GS Restoration Event

November 19, 10am-2pm @ Longfellow Creek GS: Thistle Street Greenspace

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SW Queen Anne Greenbelt fall planting

November 21, 10am-1pm @ SW Queen Anne Greenbelt

We will prepare for fall planting by removing invasive blackberry. If we have received our fall plants we will begin planting as well. We will also learn about the importance of urban forests. Let's have some fun and meet our new friends and neighbors more

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Help the forest grow at Me-kwa-mooks

November 22, 1:30pm-3:30pm @ Me-Kwa-Mooks

Join the volunteers that are bringing a healthy natural forest back to life at Me-kwa-mooks, where a diversity of birds, butterflies, bees, rabbits, coyotes and other creatures live, feed, and shelter. We remove invasive species such as ivy and blackberry that crowd out natives to leave space for native Pacific Northwest plants to thrive and be planted. All comers are welcome, greatly appreciated and a vital part of the effort to transform this West Seattle green belt. more

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Northacres Nature Connection

November 22, 9am-12:30pm @ Northacres Park

Join us as we embrace the change of seasons and the opportunity to give service to the forest at Northacres. All are welcome so please join in the fun and know that we welcome all interested volunteers. Expect to learn and practice holistic forest restoration techniques as we weed, mulch and tend to young plantings. more

22

Wetlands Restoration and Community Lunch

November 22, 10am-12pm @ Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetland

Help create a wetland wonderland at Seattle's largest urban farm! Join Tilth Alliance staff, neighbors and a longtime community crew of East African seniors. We'll enjoy a healthy and delicious community lunch at noon, so please bring a small donation or a dish to share. Children, youth and families welcome! more

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#12 If you love Discovery Park

November 23, 10am-1pm @ Discovery Park

If you love Discovery Park please come help us make it even better. After 3 months of volunteers removing invasive plants, the ground is clear for more volunteers to spend November planting 400 plants. Including 35 varieties of trees, shrubs, and ground covers. more

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College Street Ravine Restoration Event

November 23, 10am-2pm @ College Street Ravine

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EarthCorps at Kubota Gardens Natural Area

November 23, 10am-2pm @ Kubota Gardens Natural Area

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EarthCorps at Sacajawea Playground

November 23, 10am-2pm @ Sacajawea Playground

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Forest Restoration Work Party!

November 23, 10am-2pm @ Westcrest Park

Calling all eco-volunteers of the greater Seattle area! Let’s work together on this year's Day of Caring to transform and maintain Westcrest Park into an even greater public space for everyone to enjoy. Get outside and learn about restoration methods while improving the health of a forested neighborhood park. -We are working on the parcel of land on West Edge, and we need to protect our plantings! It's up to us and our volunteers to bring the invasives 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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Saturday Work at Meadowbrook

November 23, 9am-12pm @ 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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Thorndyke Park / Forest work PARTY!

November 23, 9am-1pm @ Thorndyke Park

Give thanks by giving back and planting trees! Join Friends of Thorndyke Park for our fall planting event. With incredible community support, we have worked hard all year to clear some areas of the park near the Southern border of invasive species and ready the ground for new seedlings! Now it is time to put our new plants into the ground before the winter rains to give them the best chance of survival. We have 300 trees, shrubs and ferns to get into the ground and would love to have you join us! Come learn about and help restore your local urban forests! more

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YESC 30th Anniversary Tree Planting Project

November 23, 10am-2pm @ Mount Baker Park

Want to honor the legacy of YESC and interact with Alumni and active members? Join YESC and Garfield High School to celebrate 30 years of service. Come plant native species and experience firsthand the impacts YESC has had throughout the years! more

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#13 If you love Discovery Park

November 24, 10am-1pm @ Discovery Park

If you love Discovery Park please come help us make it even better. After 3 months of volunteers removing invasive plants, the ground is clear for more volunteers to spend November planting 400 plants. Including 35 varieties of trees, shrubs, and ground covers. more

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Planting at Pritchard 2019/2020 Session 2

November 24, 10am-2pm @ Pritchard Island Beach

planting trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants The following is a planting instructions. Good to watch for preparation. click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLx2KBa4EYc&feature=youtu.be more

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Brandon Street NA Restoration Event

November 26, 10am-2pm @ Longfellow Creek GS: Brandon Street

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Help the forest grow at Me-kwa-mooks

November 29, 1:30pm-3:30pm @ Me-Kwa-Mooks

Join the volunteers that are bringing a healthy natural forest back to life at Me-kwa-mooks, where a diversity of birds, butterflies, bees, rabbits, coyotes and other creatures live, feed, and shelter. We remove invasive species such as ivy and blackberry that crowd out natives to leave space for native Pacific Northwest plants to thrive and be planted. All comers are welcome, greatly appreciated and a vital part of the effort to transform this West Seattle green belt. more

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Wetlands Restoration and Community Lunch

November 29, 10am-12pm @ Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetland

Help create a wetland wonderland at Seattle's largest urban farm! Join Tilth Alliance staff, neighbors and a longtime community crew of East African seniors. We'll enjoy a healthy and delicious community lunch at noon, so please bring a small donation or a dish to share. Children, youth and families welcome! more

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North Genesee Forest Restoration

November 30, 9:30am-12:30pm @ Genesee Park and Playfield

We're having a planting party! Come meet friends and neighbors and help us restore the forest in Genesee Park. We'll be pulling ivy and planting our newly arrived seedlings. Leave a legacy and make some new friends. There will be work and fun for kids of all ages. more

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Planting party and some invasive removal

November 30, 10am-1pm @ SW Queen Anne Greenbelt

We are going to plant some trees. We are also going to learn something about the importance of urban forests. If there is an interest amoung volunteers some types of trees and various planting technigues. Let's have some fun and meet our new friends and neighbors. more

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Planting Party at Discovery Park

November 30, 10am-12pm @ Discovery Park

Thanksgiving is over, but you can show your gratitude to this planet by helping to build a healthy forest! Healthy forests provide many services for our community – rain water absorption and filtration, oxygen production, wildlife habitat, and vibrant spaces for connection. We have 100 plants that need your help to take root in their new homes! Join other volunteers to help restore this site back to a healthy ecosystem that can support a diversity of plants and wildlife. In addition to planting, there will be some invasive species removal. We will teach you how to identify and remove invasive species and how to maintain areas where these weeds have been extracted. Removing aggressive weeds like English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry is necessary for the survival of our new native plants. Everyone is welcome – no experience necessary. more

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