Volunteer Event: Planting at Lincoln Park (West Seattle)


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

Lincoln Park8011 Fauntleroy Way SWSeattle, WA 98136


About

ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we work to make the forests and shoreline of Lincoln Park healthy! This West Seattle landmark is one of the city's largest and most popular parks. Its 135 acres are home to ball fields, playgrounds, trails, shoreline, and forest. We must act now to preserve the forests of the park for the enjoyment of future generations. Aggresive weeds like English ivy and Himalayan blackberry are choking out native vegetation and are bringing early deaths to Lincoln's trees.

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

EarthCorps runs our events rain or shine! Remember to check the weather and bring appropriate layers and raingear/sun wear if needed.

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, 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.

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:
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. (Note: minimum age for unaccompanied youth at Kirkland events is 14.)

Youth and school groups of all ages are welcomed to attend; leaders should contact the Volunteer Team to complete a group waiver.
Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we work to make the forests and shoreline of Lincoln Park healthy! Our projects will include invasive plant removal, preparing areas for planting native plants, and planting native plants.

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education that covers safety, information on the park you are working in, forest health, environmental restoration and the overview of the project. No prior experience is necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

Location Information:

Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose Street

We encourage volunteers to carpool or utilize public transportation to our events.

Directions by Bus:

Please use King County Metro Online at http://tripplanner.metrokc.gov/ to plan your trip.

Driving Directions

FROM I-5

Take the West Seattle Bridge to Fauntleroy Way SW.

Follow the signs to the Vashon Ferry, continuing down Fauntleroy Way SW

Lincoln Park will be on your right before you reach the Ferry Dock

Park in the first Lincoln Park Parking Lot on your right (This is known as the North Parking Lot).

Look for the EarthCorps Volunteer Event signs and registration table.

Skills

  • Environmental Science
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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