Help Create a Healthy Forest at Juanita Bay Park East (Kirkland)


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Apr 01, 2017, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

10408 NE 106th StKirkland, WA 98033


About

Juanita Bay Park (East): Kirkland

ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Join the Green Kirkland Partnership and EarthCorps as we spend the day at Juanita Bay Park! An abundance of wildlife lives in or visits these 110 acres of preserved wetlands and marshes including: songbirds, waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, amphibians, turtles, beavers, and other small mammals. The park offers extraordinary views of Forbes Creek Wetland, Juanita Beach, and Juanita Bay. The park also features paved trails, boardwalks, open lawn areas, restroom, benches, and picnic tables.

This project is part of a larger collaboration known as the Green Kirkland Partnership: an alliance between the City of Kirkland, nonprofit partners, businesses, and the community to restore natural areas in the city. For more information, please visit www.greenkirkland.org.

THE BASICS:
We will supply 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, running shoes or similar)
  • 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!

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, 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:
Volunteers age 14-17 attending the event without a parent or guardian must bring a waiver signed by a parent or guardian to the event with them. Download the Green Kirkland Youth Volunteer Waiver . Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

DIRECTIONS:
Approximate Address: 10408 NE 106 th St Kirkland WA 98033, Map

By Bus:
Be sure to check current routes on Metro Trip Planner: http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/

By Car:
From northbound Interstate 405 ,
  1. take Exit 20A (Northeast 116th Street)
  2. turn left onto Northeast 116th Street.
  3. turn left onto 98th Avenue Northeast (which becomes Market Street)
  4. turn left onto NE 106 th St/Forbes Creek Dr
  5. follow road for approx. ½ mile and there will be a small dirt pull out on the left for parking. If you pass the blue farm house on the left you have gone too far.
From southbound I-405 ,
  1. take Exit 20 (Northeast 124th Street exit)
  2. turn right onto 124th.
  3. turn left onto 100th Avenue Northeast, which becomes 98th Avenue Northeast (which becomes Market Street),
  4. turn left onto NE 106 th St/Forbes Creek Dr
  5. follow road for approx. ½ mile and there will be a small dirt pull out on the left for parking. If you pass the blue farm house on the left you have gone too far.

Skills

  • Environmental Education
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Botany

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 4 Hours
  • Youth Waiver for those under 18

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