Green Kirkland Day at Juanita Beach Park (Kirkland)


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Nov 12, 2016, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

Juanita Beach Park9703 NE Juanita DrKirkland, WA 98034


About

ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Join EarthCorps and the Green Kirkland Partnership to celebrate Green Kirkland Day! Come help with the restoration of Junaita Bay Park by planting trees, shrubs and ground covers, removing invasive plants, and celebrating volunteers' accomplishments. No experience is necessary and we encourage volunteers and groups of volunteers of all ages to join us!

THE BASICS:
We will supply gloves, tools, water and snack bars. We will teach you everything you need to know about tool use, safety, forest health, and the importance of the work you will be doing.

FOR YOUR SAFETY AND COMFORT, PLEASE BRING:

  • Clothing that can get dirty (because it will!)
  • Long pants and long sleeves (helps protect against prickly plants)
  • Sturdy shoes that can handle some mud (closed toed shoes are required: work boots, hiking boots, rubber boots, running shoes or similar)
  • Rain gear and warm layers (check the weather!)
  • Sack lunch and snacks
  • Full water bottle
  • Travel mug for tea/coffee
The event will happen rain or shine!

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?
While the exact tasks at hand 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 naturally filter rain water, absorb toxins in the air, produce clean oxygen, provide living spaces for wildlife, and they create a place for people to connect with the outdoors.

In order to help create healthy forests, the work includes:
  • Removing aggressive weeds (like English Ivy or Himalayan Blackberry)
  • Maintaining areas where these weeds have been removed
  • Planting trees and shrubs during the rainy season
GROUPS:
If you are coming as a group , the group leaders are expected to have an active and integral role in our events. Leaders, please make yourself known to EarthCorps staff and arrive early in order to meet your group members.

YOUTH:
Volunteers age 14-17 attending the event without a parent or guardian must bring a waiver signed by a parent or guardian to the event with them. Download the Green Kirkland Youth Volunteer Waiver . Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

DIRECTIONS:
Approximate Address: 2201 Market Street, Kirkland, WA, 98033

By Bus:
Be sure to check current routes on Metro Trip Planner: http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/

By Car:
From I-405 South
  • Take the NE 124th Street exit (exit 20) and turn right onto NE 124th Street
  • Turn left onto 100th Avenue NE which becomes 98th Avenue NE which becomes Market Street
  • End opposite the Fire Station at 2201 Market Street, Kirkland, WA, 98033

Skills

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 4 hours
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