Join EarthCorps in restoring Westcrest Park!


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Oct 08, 2016, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

Westcrest ParkSeattle, WA 98106


About

Westcrest Park: Main Entrance

ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Join EarthCorps & the Green Seattle Partnership as we work in this amazing forest in Southwest Seattle! This hidden gem is the southern end of the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Enjoy miles of trails, dog park, p-patch, and playgrounds in this multi-use park.

THE BASICS:
EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. We will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll 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 a long sleeve shirt (helps protect against prickly plants)
  • Sturdy shoes that can handle some mud (closed toed shoes are required: work boots, hiking boots, or running shoes are all fine)
  • Sack lunch and snacks
  • Full water bottle

EarthCorps runs our events rain or shine! Remember to check the weather and bring appropriate layers and raingear/sun wear if needed.

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, 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, we focus on removing aggressive weeds (like English Ivy or Himalayan Blackberry), maintaining areas where these weeds have been removed, and 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:
All unaccompanied volunteers between the ages of 12 and 17 must bring a filled out Youth Waiver the day of the event. Youth under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Note: minimum age for unaccompanied youth at Kirkland events is 14.)

Youth and school groups of all ages are welcomed to attend; leaders should contact the Volunteer Team to complete a group waiver.

We encourage volunteers to carpool or utilize public transportation to our events.
DIRECTIONS BY BUS: Please use King County Metro Online to plan your trip http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/. The closest bus stop is at 9th Ave SW & SW Henderson St.

Driving Directions:
From I-5
  • Take I-5 to the West Seattle Bridge exit (163 A).
  • After crossing the West Seattle Bridge, take the Delridge exit and head south on Delridge Way
  • Take a Left onto SW Henderson St
  • Turn right at the intersection of 9th Ave SW to continue onto Henderson Pl SW.
  • Turn left at the rainbow Westcrest Park sign and look for the EarthCorps registration area.

Skills

  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 4 hours
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