Volunteer Event: Farrel-McWhirter Park (Redmond)


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Nov 05, 2016, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

19545 NE Redmond RdRedmond, WA 98053


About

ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Join EarthCorps and the Green Redmond Partnership as we work in Farrel-McWhirter Park! The plan for the day is to remove aggressive weeds such as reed canary grass and to prepare the area for planting trees and shrubs in October.

Mackey Creek flows through Farrel-McWhirter Park and is home to local coho salmon and cutthroat trout. Wetlands connected to this stream need some extra help so that is where the work will be taking place.

FOR YOUR SAFETY AND COMFORT, PLEASE BRING:

  • Clothing that can get dirty (because it will!) including 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)
  • Snacks
  • Full water bottle
Remember to check the weather and bring appropriate layers and raingear/sun wear if needed.

PROVIDED FOR YOU:
  • Tools
  • Gloves
  • Water, coffee & snacks
ABOUT EARTHCORPS:
EarthCorps is an independent non-profit supported by donors and volunteers. Each year we work with over 10,000 volunteers at hundreds of events around the region to improve our forests, shorelines and salmon streams. We believe that involving the community through hands on work is the best way to keep our parks healthy.
DIRECTIONS:
Meet in the Farrel-McWhirter Park NORTH parking lot near the kiosk.
(Note: Google maps will direct you to the southern parking lot)

From Avondale Road:
- Turn east onto NE 116th St, continue for 0.7 mi
- Turn right onto 196th Ave NE, continue for 0.3 mi
- The park will be on the right, just past the Powerline Trail, continue into the park to the north parking lot

From I-5 or I-405:
- Take the exit for Washington 520 east
- Follow 520 east toward Redmond
- Continue onto Avondale Rd for 2.2 mi
- Follow directions above

By Bus: Check current routes on Metro's Trip Planner: http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/

Skills

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 4 hours
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