Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue to restore the upland forest of Camp Long. Camp Long is one of Seattle's best kept secrets. Located in West Seattle, this 68 acre park offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy nature, hike in the forest, camp overnight in rustic cabins, rock climb and learn about Seattle's natural history. Volunteers will work hard to install native plants in an area that has been cleared from invasive plants.The Basics: EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education that covers safety, information on the park where you are working in, forest health, environmental restoration and the overview of the project. No prior experience is necessary, just come ready to learn something new! We run our projects rain or shine, so come prepared and check the weather! We suggest that you dress in layers of older clothes that include long pants, long sleeve shirt and a jacket. Some of our worksites are exposed, so bring sun gear too if you think it will help. Durable footwear such as work boots, hiking boots or running shoes are recommended for these events. All volunteers are required to be wearing close-toed shoes at our projects. This video might help you know what to expect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x68cNeaXkTk What will we be doing & what is 'Environmental Restoration'? While the exact tasks at hand depend on the location, site needs, and time of year, in general our projects focus on environmental restoration of urban forests. This means that we focus on trying to improve the ability of our natural spaces to provide habitat, filter the air we breathe, soak up excess storm water, and be places for us refuge from the busy urban life. In the summer, we focus on removing weeds (a.k.a. invasive plants like English Ivy or Himalayan Blackberry). In the winter, we focus on planting young native trees and shrubs.
The entrance to Camp Long is located at the intersction of SW Dawson St and 35th Ave SW
take the West Seattle Bridge (exit 163A) and proceed over the bridge into West Seattle.
Just after the bridge turn left on 35th Ave SW.
Just after the first large hill turn left onto SW Dawson St. This will take you into the park.
Look for EarthCorps signs and follow them to our registration tent.
Closest bus stop: 35th Ave SW & SW Dawson St. Use the metro trip planner to find your route: http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/
- Habitat Restoration
- Environmental Education
- Environmental Science
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Kids Teens People 55+ Group
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