Join the Green Kirkland Partnership and EarthCorps as we work to restore crucial habitat in O.O. Denny Park! These 43 acres along Lake Washington have trails, picnic shelters, beaches, and more.
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.
REGISTER DIRECTLY AT OUR CALENDAR: https://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer/calendar/
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 (to refuel)
- 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
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.
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. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.Download the Green Kirkland Youth Volunteer Waiver: http://www.kirklandwa.gov/Assets/Parks/Green+Kirkland+Partnership+PDFs/GKP+Youth+Waiver.pdf
Approximate Address: 12032 Holmes Point Drive NE
Be sure to check current routes on Metro Trip Planner: http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/
From I-405 North
- Take exit 20A for Northeast 116th Street
- Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-405
- Use any lane to turn left onto NE 116th St
- NE 116th St turns slightly right and becomes NE Juanita Dr
- Turn left onto 76th Pl NE
- Continue onto Holmes Point Dr NE
- Take exit 20 for NW 124 th
- Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto NE 124th St
- Turn left onto 100th Ave NE
- Continue onto NE 120th Pl
- Turn right to stay on NE 120th Pl
- Slight left onto 97th Ave NE
- Turn right onto NE Juanita Dr
- Turn left on 76 th
- Continue onto Holmes Point Drive NE
- Environmental Education
- Environmental Policy
- Outdoor Recreation
- Community Outreach
- Habitat Restoration
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- 4 Hours