Brooklake Blueberry Farm: Federal WayABOUT THIS EVENT:
Join EarthCorps and the City of Federal Way as we work to improve the health of this forest next to the Hylebos Creek and its wetlands. During certain times of the year, salmon can be seen in this portion of the creek. The site is also home to a former blueberry farm and a blueberry patch still exists today and is free and open to the public during the fruiting season. 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
THIS VIDEO MIGHT GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT TO EXPECT:
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.
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.
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.Directions:
630 SW 356th St
Federal Way, WA 98003
Driving Directions from I-5:
I-5 south to exit 142B. Merge onto S. 348th St. heading west. Turn left (south) onto Pacific Hwy (Hwy 99).
Turn right (west) onto S. 356th St.
Turn right into a large gravel parking lot near a blueberry farm.
Lot is directly across S. 356th St from the Brookelake Community Church.
You will see our registration table in a grassy clearing near the road on your right. Park in this smaller dirt lot opposite our registration area.
- Environmental Education
- Habitat Restoration
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- 4 hours