Volunteer Event: Pioneer Park (Mercer Island)


Cause Areas

When

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

Pioneer ParkNW Corner of Island Crest Way and SE 68th St.Mercer Island, WA 98040


About

TO SIGN YOURSELF UP DIRECTLY, REGISTER ON OUR ONLINE CALENDAR: http://www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php

Work with EarthCorps and the City of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Dept. to help restore Pioneer Park! Pioneer Park is 113 acres of forested habitat, the largest forested park on Mercer Island. This park is home to over 70 bird species and 12 different mammals, and offers the most extensive trail system on the island. The restoration goals for this park include planting native conifer trees; removing non-native plants, such as ivy, that prevent native plants from growing; and site maintenance activities.

Directions:
We will be meeting at the Northwest corner of the intersection of Island Crest Way and SE 68th St. Look for legal parking around this intersection or head west on 68th and park in the shopping center lot.

By Bus:
The bus can be tricky on Saturdays, be sure to check: www.tripplanner.metrokc.gov.

By Car:
From I-5, head eastbound on I-90.
From I-90, take the Island Crest Way Exit.
The road curves right and becomes Island Crest Way.
Stay on Island Crest Way until SE 68th St, Pioneer Park. Go through the four-way stop sign and park on left side on Island Crest Way. There is additional parking in dirt pull-offs on the southeast side of SE 68th and further down on the northeast side of SE 68th. There is also back-up parking if you turn west onto SE 68th and drive down to the QFC shopping center lot. Do not attempt to pull your car into the meeting area, cars are not allowed to park there and it is difficult to back out of this small clearing.

Skills

  • Gardening
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Habitat Restoration

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

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