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April 16, 2024

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Northacres Stewardship Team

April 16, 10am-1pm @ Northacres Park

Join us as we expand the future tree canopy and wildlife habitat through planting and adding arborist chips and woody debris to a new planting area. We will also get to remove weeds such as ivy and blackberry. All ages, abilities and experience levels are welcome and encouraged to join the effort. more

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South Meadow Blackberry Purge

April 16, 9am-12pm @ Discovery Park

Help us clear the many invasive blackberry plants starting to encroach on the south meadow. This will take a combination of pruning and digging the blackberry out of the forest edge of the meadow. We will mulch disturbed areas with wood chips to keep weed seeds and resprouts at bay. Loppers, pitchforks, hand tillers, wheelbarrows and heavy-duty shovels will be used to accomplish our task. more

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Starbucks Partners Urban Forest Restoration Event

April 17, 1pm-3pm @ Lincoln Park

Welcome Starbucks forest stewards! Our urban forests need your help to thrive and remain healthy. We'll be removing plants (e.g. blackberry, ivy, holly...) and making room for our hardworking native plants and trees. We promise good nature vibes and high fives! more

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A Cleaner Alki removing Ivy and Blackberry at Duwamish Head Greenbelt

April 19, 9:30am-11:30am @ Duwamish Head Greenbelt

Help the community group, A Cleaner Alki, remove ivy and blackberry to make space for native plants that will support birds, insects and other wildlife 🦅 more

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Lizard Haven

April 19, 9am-12pm @ Discovery Park

Help us restore a new site that overlooks the south meadow with native meadow and forest edge shrubs and forbs. With the guidance of the UW Restoration Ecology Network, we'll be working in one of the most scenic restoration sites in the city. We are calling the site Lizard Haven due to the many northern alligator lizards seen in the area. Our primary task will be planting new plants but we nay also need be digging up blackberry roots and move and spread wood chips.. We'll have pitchforks, rakes, hand tillers, trowels, wheelbarrows and heavy duty shovels to accomplish our tasks. As an added perk, we will get a short lesson on restoration ecology techniques or philosophy from current students of the curriculum. check out the project website for more information: https://discoveryrestoration.weebly.com/ more

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More Fun with either weeding or mulching

April 19, 9am-12:30pm @ Matthews Beach Park

Whatever it takes - we'll be either finishing mulching or starting a weeding project Hopefully we'll be weeding. more

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3rd Saturday forest restoration at Jackson Park Trail!

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

Help restore native plants along this lovely trail around the public golf course. We're out there every third Saturday. Enjoy the birds, trees, Thornton Creek, and views into the golf course (and the occasional golf ball find!) more

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Carkeek STARS Work Party

April 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. Adults and teenagers welcome. If you are a group of 5 or more contact Dale Johnson. 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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Countdown to Summer on the Ridge

April 20, 10am-12:30pm @ Harrison Ridge Greenbelt

Mid-April is a great time to work in the greenbelt---the rainy season is past, and the dryish summer ahead. Final mulch laying, ivy pulling, fallen limbs cutting and moving, and so on. more

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Cub Scout Earth Day Project

April 20, 10am-12pm @ Puget Park

Hey Cub Scouts welcome back to Puget Park! You all did such amazing work last year, let's see what fun we can have while helping our planet on Earth Day! Please sign up online - saves on paperwork. AND for all under 18 I will need a youth wavier filled out and emailed to christinimcb@me.com or brought to event. https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/doc/entities/seattle/youth_release_waiver.pdf more

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Duwamish Alive!

April 20, 10am-2pm @ Herrings House Park (Tulaltwx)

Join us for Earth Day along the Duwamish River, at one of the Duwamish Tribe's sacred sites and important salmon habitat for the juvenile salmon on their way now to Puget Sound. We will be revitalizing a bed for planting native plants important to the Salish Tribes by removing weeds and shrubs and mulching along with light weeding along the river bank. The event also includes a special welcome from the Duwamish Tribe, special speakers and environmental tabling. It is always a fun day, in this beautiful place along the river. Healthy snacks will be provided. more

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Earth Day Restoration Event with Bruun Idun!

April 20, 9am-12pm @ Lincoln Park

In honor of EARTH DAY 2024, we'll be removing plants (e.g. ivy, blackberry, ect...) in the beautiful area surrounding our beloved troll, Bruun Iduun, while making room for our hardworking native plants and trees. Our urban forests need your help to thrive and remain healthy AND we promise good nature vibes and high fives! more

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East Duwamish Work Party

April 20, 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 and removing ivy, cutting back and digging out blackberry or planting new plants; but always having a good time! more

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Frink Park Monthly Work Party

April 20, 10am-12pm @ Frink Park

We continue our quest to vanquish the English Ivy and the Invasive Blackberry. more

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Kid Welcome Earth Day - Stinky Bob Pull

April 20, 9:30am-11:30am @ Interlaken Park

Help improve one of the entries to this lovely park by cleaning up Stinky Bob (Herb Robert) and a few other plants. Learn how to identify and when to pull or NOT pull this plant. This event will work along a walking path close to the entrance and further up the path. This event can be attended by high school students alone with signed permission form. Younger kids need a caregiver(s). more

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North Genesee Forest Restoration

April 20, 1:30pm-4pm @ Genesee Park and Playfield

Come celebrate Earth Day by spending a couple hours enjoying and restoring the Genesee forest. Increasing our tree canopy cover is one way we can protect our neighborhood against the extreme heat of climate change. It's also a way we can work for social justice, as South Seattle has been a historically green-poor area. We'll be pulling ivy as well as protecting our new baby plants with buckets and buckets of mulch. more

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Roxhill Joins Duwamish Alive!

April 20, 12pm-2pm @ Roxhill Park

It's that time of year again. Time to keep the weeds at bay before they get out of hand. By weeds we mean species like blackberry and well, mostly blackberry and also picking up trash from this urban park. more

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Spring Duwamish Alive! At Pigeon Point Park

April 20, 10am-12:30pm @ Pigeon Point

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St. Mark's Greenbelt Trees Leaf Out

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

Creating native habitat in the middle of Seattle's urban environment. more

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What's blooming in Deadhorse Canyon?

April 20, 9am-12pm @ Lakeridge Park

We'll be weeding, mostly removing ivy, to make space for new plants in the winter, hope you can join us. more

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Cheasty Forest at Hanford Steps

April 21, 1pm-3pm @ Cheasty GS: Cheasty Blvd

Please help to restore this site to the beautiful forest it once was. A lot of new plants like trees, shrubs, ferns and ground cover need wood chips as mulch. We select places for weeding and cutting back blackberries and bamboo. more

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Daybreak Star Land & Community Tending

April 21, 11am-2pm @ Daybreak Star

Futures Rising is inviting you to nourish and restore the land. We will be tending the land where we have planted traditional foods and medicines. This space will center Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to come together to talk about possibilities, be held by the land and each other. In our deep need for community and the restoration of relation with the land we invite you to share space with us! more

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Earthday weekend on Thornton Creek

April 21, 10am-2pm @ Kingfisher Natural Area on TC

Come Join neighbor forest stewards, Jim and Lynnette for a day of touring Erratic Flats, caring for young trees and removal of non native species. We will be providing instruction on non-native plant species identification. Come learn about a local watershed and your part in it. BONUS- Dirt Crops and Seattle Tree Stewards are running a restoration event on Saturday 4/20 (10am-1pm) at Meadowbrook pond on Thornton Creek! Meet at the end of 36th Ave NE, 10700 36th Ave NE. Restrooms are across 35th Ave at the community center/pool. Register here: more

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Magnuson Reforestatkon

April 21, 11:30am-2pm @ Warren G. Magnuson Park

Work with a team of UW restoration ecology students to restore what had been a denuded naval air station to healthy habitat which will increase human wellbeing and ecosystem services. (We'll be working where some of the runways shown in the listing photo once were). Work will include planting distributing wood chip mulch, and removing ivy, blackberry small invasive trees and shrubs. This event is also an opportunity for participants to enjoy nature and learn a bit about native plants while doing satisfying work. Because the work may be beyond capability of youth below high school age, please get the leader’s permission before registering if younger. more

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Private Work Party Weeding with Evans School of PP&G

April 21, 9:30am-1pm @ Burke-Gilman Trail

We'll be weeding this section of the Trail with The Evans School of Public Policy and Governance more

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Savanna Triangle

April 21, 9am-12pm @ Discovery Park

Kicking off Earth Week! Help us clear the an invasive blackberry patch in a wide open area of the south meadow. This patch is near the south meadow bathroom; if you're late meet us there. This will primarily require digging the blackberry rootballs. We will mulch disturbed areas with wood chips to keep weed seeds and resprouts at bay. Loppers, pitchforks, hand tillers, wheelbarrows and heavy-duty shovels will be used to accomplish our task. EXTRA SPECIAL TREAT, WE'LL HAVE HOME-MADE COOKIES DURING OUR WATER BREAK. more

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Actual Earth Day at EC Hughes

April 22, 10am-12:30pm @ E.C. Hughes Playground

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Earth Day Bonus Edition at Camp Long

April 23, 10am-12:30pm @ Camp Long

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City Nature Challenge at North Beach

April 27, 12pm-2pm @ North Beach Park

All are welcome for a City Nature Challenge at North Beach Park! Forest Steward, Tad Anderson, will tell us the park’s ongoing story of restoration and introduce us to a few of the key native and non-native plants who live there. Participants will then explore the park and submit observations to iNaturalist of all the neat nature you find who call North Beach Park home. No plant or animal identification skills or iNaturalist experience needed, just bring something for taking photos and your love of nature! more

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Community Day at Roxhill Park

April 27, 10am-12:30pm @ Roxhill Park

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Join EarthCorps @ Mt Baker Park!

April 27, 10am-1pm @ Mount Baker Park

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Maplewood Playfield Community & Land Tending

April 27, 11am-2pm @ Maple Wood Playfield

Futures Rising is inviting you to nourish and restore the land. We will be tending the land where we have planted traditional foods and medicines. This space will center Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to come together to talk about possibilities, be held by the land and each other. In our deep need for community and the restoration of relation with the land we invite you to share space with us! more

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Southeast & Southwest Seattle parishes: Day of Service in Cheasty

April 27, 9:30am-12pm @ Cheasty GS: Cheasty Blvd

Southeast & Southwest Seattle parishes! Come help restore a native habitat for birds and other animals by removing invasive ivy and blackberry in the heart of South Seattle. You will also enjoy the added benefit of relaxing in a beautiful forest. Join us to help restore Cheasty so future generations can enjoy old growth conifer forest that you helped restore. more

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Frink Land & Community Tending

April 28, 11am-2pm @ Frink Park

Futures Rising is inviting you to nourish and restore the land. We will be tending the land where we have planted traditional foods and medicines. This space will center Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to come together to talk about possibilities, be held by the land and each other. In our deep need for community and the restoration of relation with the land we invite you to share space with us! more

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Magnuson Reforestation

April 28, 11:30am-2:30pm @ Warren G. Magnuson Park

Work with a team of UW restoration ecology students to restore what had been a denuded naval air station to healthy habitat which will increase human wellbeing and ecosystem services. (We'll be working where some of the runways shown in the listing photo once were). Work will include planting distributing wood chip mulch, and removing ivy, blackberry small invasive trees and shrubs. This event is also an opportunity for participants to enjoy nature and learn a bit about native plants while doing satisfying work. Because the work may be beyond capability of youth below high school age, please get the leader’s permission before registering if younger. more

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