Panther Lake Volunteer Event: Federal Way


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Oct 01, 2016, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

300 Southwest Campus DriveFederal Way, WA 98023


About


ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Come join EarthCorps in working at Panther Lake Open Space, a 78.72 acre greenspace which serves as wonderful habitat with a year-round body of water and forested walking trails. Open space trail system around Panther Lake connects to the BPA Trail and the West Campus Trail. Wetland areas such as Panther Lake provide essential wildlife habitat and attractive places for people to relax, stroll and learn about rich natural ecosystems. Volunteers should expect to remove invasive plants and perform restoration site maintenance in an effort to restore this urban forest.

THE BASICS:
EarthCorps supplies 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. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

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, etc.)
  • 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!

THIS VIDEO MIGHT GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT TO EXPECT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x68cNeaXkTk

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, 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 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:
Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult. All volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 that are not with a parent or guardian must bring a filled out Youth Waiver the day of the event.

Youth and school groups are welcome to attend; leaders should contact the Volunteer Teamto complete a group waiver.


Approximate Address: 450 SW Campus Dr, Federal Way, WA 98023

By Car, from I-5:
  • Take Exit 142-B in Federal Way.
  • Head West on S. 348th Street. You will cross over Enchanted Parkway and Pacific Highway.
  • After passing the park 'n’ ride on the south side of the road, the road curves north and becomes SW Campus Drive.
  • Look for the orange Earth Corps sign and pull into the baseball field lots. If you see the King County Aquatics Center, you have gone too far.
By Bus:
Be sure to check current routes on Metro Trip Planner: http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/


TO SIGN YOURSELF UP DIRECTLY, REGISTER ON OUR ONLINE CALENDAR: http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php

Skills

  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Habitat Restoration

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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