Help Create a Healthy Forest at La Villa Meadows (North Seattle)


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Dec 03, 2016, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

10228 Fischer Pl NESeattle, WA 98125


About

La Villa Meadows: Thornton Creek Restoration in Lake City

ABOUT THIS EVENT:

THE BASICS:
EarthCorps supplies 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!

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, 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:
Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult. All volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 that are not with a parent or guardian must bring a filled out Youth Waiver the day of the event.

DIRECTIONS:
Meeting Location: 10228 Fischer Pl NE, Seattle, WA 98125
By Car:
From I-5 Southbound
  • Take exit 173 for Northgate Way toward 1st Ave NE
  • Merge onto Corliss Ave N 325 ft
  • Turn right onto N Northgate Way 1.3 mi
  • Turn right onto 24th Ave NE 0.3 mi
  • Turn right onto Lake City Way NE 0.2 mi
  • Turn left onto Fischer Pl NE
  • Destination will be on the right
From I-5 Northbound
  • Take exit 171 for Washington 522 E/Lake City Way toward Bothell
  • Continue onto Lake City Way NE 1.7 mi
  • Turn right onto Fischer Pl NE
  • Destination will be on the right
By Bus:
Be sure to check current routes on Metro Trip Planner: http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/

Skills

  • Environmental Education
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Botany
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 4 Hours
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