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December 11, 2018

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Climate Change: Long-term Forest Health and Restoration Planning

December 11, 6pm-8pm @ Jefferson Park Horticulture Center (HORT)

It’s time to develop a long-term restoration mindset! Join Paul Fischer from Stewardship Forestry and Science to understand long-term forest management strategies, including information on anticipated future forest conditions, how Seattle Parks and Recreation is thinking about change strategically, as well as information on plant selection for climate change. more

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Even More Weeding on the Trail

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

We'll be weeding and also planting along this stretch of the BGT more

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Planting

December 14, 9am-12pm @ North Beach Park

plantings 20 trees and 100 shrubs and groundcovers. Can we get that much done in one day? more

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Planting and weeding

December 14, 10:30am-1:30pm @ SW Queen Anne Greenbelt

We will be weeding and staging plants. more

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Planting Party!

December 14, 1pm-3pm @ 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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Weeding and some planting

December 14, 8:30am-12:30pm @ Burke-Gilman Trail

We'll be weeding and also planting along this stretch of the BGT more

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Wetlands restoration and community lunch

December 14, 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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Carkeek S.T.A.R.S. work party

December 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. 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

December 15, 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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Deadhorse Canyon 3rd Saturday

December 15, 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: - Plant native trees and shrubs - 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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East Duwamish Work Party

December 15, 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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Final work party of 2018

December 15, 10am-2pm @ St. Marks Greenbelt

Save the natives more

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Forest Remnant Zone Ecological Restoration

December 15, 9am-1pm @ 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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Jackson Park Trail Restoration – monthly 3rd Saturday work party!

December 15, 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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Lawton Park holiday forest restoration

December 15, 11am-2:15pm @ Lawton Park

we will plant, mulch and do other forest restoration work more

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Reforestation, closure of unofficial trails

December 15, 10am-2pm @ Seward Park

Volunteers will be restoring the understory plants in and around the Andrews Bay trail that have been degraded by off-trail visitors (people, dogs.). These social trails will be replanted with native species - when we're finished, we will have erased the existence of the unofficial ("social") trail. We'll be planting "wet-loving" under-story ground cover, shrubs and young trees. Some volunteers will plant dry-soil trees - notably madrone & noble fir. We'll teach you the correct planting techniques for temperate rainforest plants. Review this video before coming to this event - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DI9kYQLolA&feature=youtu.be more

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West Duwamish Greenbelt Restoration Event

December 15, 10am-2pm @ West Duwamish GS: Soundway

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Lincoln Park Volunteer Work Party

December 16, 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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Promontory Point Maintenance

December 17, 9:30am-12:30pm @ Warren G. Magnuson Park

Help improve Magnuson Park, change of what had been a degraded Navy airfield into thriving natural area, and perhaps learn a bit about the area by working along with experienced site stewards. Work may include weeding, removing invasive plants, trimming, spreading mulch, and planting (if plants are available). more

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Weeding till we drop (or the Blackberries disappear

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

We'll be weeding and also planting along this stretch of the BGT more

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West Duwamish GS: Riverview

December 18, 10am-2pm @ West Duwamish GS: Riverview

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Weeding Mania

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

We'll be weeding and also planting along this stretch of the BGT more

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Habitat Restoration

December 21, 1pm-3pm @ 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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solstice in the woods

December 22, 10am-2pm @ Mount Baker Park

we have plants to put in, swales to build, mulch to spread. Help us celebrate the new year by planting out lower mt. baker park more

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Tree Planting in Seward Park

December 22, 10am-2:30pm @ Seward Park

We have young saplings to plant around Seward Park. We need eager volunteers to help restore & reforest select parts of the park. We'll also help restore the forest floor with under-story shrubs off the Andrews Bay trail, especially the "social trail" erosion caused by off-trail visitors, with a goal of closing the social (unofficial) trails. We'll be planting firs, willows, alders and madrone trees. Although we'll demonstrate how to correctly plant temperate rainforest trees & shrubs, please review this video before coming to this event - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DI9kYQLolA&feature=youtu.be This will be a fun event, thank you for coming out to help Seward Park continue to thrive. more

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Planting Party!

December 28, 1am-3am @ 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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