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Habitat Restoration at Rose Hill Meadows

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ORGANIZATION: Green Kirkland Partnership

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Join the Green Kirkland Partnership for a fun day of environmental stewardship as we restore Rose Hill Meadows Park!

Pre-registration is requested for all Green Kirkland events.

Face coverings: Please bring and wear a face covering at times when physical distancing cannot be maintained at Green Kirkland outdoor stewardship events. Face coverings are required in indoor facilities such as bathrooms.

Volunteers will help restore critical habitat by removing invasive plants such as blackberry or ivy, planting native plants, and pitching-in with stewardship tasks like mulching and weeding. With your help, this park with have healthy and thriving natural areas for years to come!

All experience levels and ages are welcome following the safety and event guidelines (see below). Tools and training are provided. Events are 100% outdoors and occur rain or shine!

This event is led by Green Kirkland Stewards, Brad and Hamilton.

For general information about what to expect at Green Kirkland events visit the 'What to Expect Page’ at www.greenkirkland.org.

How to register to volunteer:

Follow this link to our Eventbrite page for more details and to register to volunteer:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/habitat-restoration-at-rose-hill-meadows-tickets-326048930127

Pre-registration is requested for all participants to ensure we are following public health guidelines and have enough tools/space.

After registering on Eventbrite, you will receive confirmation emails with safety information and important details about your event.

What to Expect:

COVID-19 Safety Protocols:

Green Kirkland stewardship events follow a City of Kirkland approved COVID-19 safety plan. Summary of current requirements as of March 12, 2022:

  • Face coverings are optional at outdoor Green Kirkland stewardship events. We welcome and encourage volunteers to bring and wear a face covering, especially at times when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Pre-registration is requested from participants. Event leaders may elect to allow non-registered participants (e.g. drop-in) to sign the roster and participate at the event on a site by site basis.
  • Health self-screening has been simplified: Please stay home if you do not feel well or have any Covid or flu-like symptoms. Link to Center for Disease Control Covid Symptoms Page.
  • Physical distancing of six feet or greater is recommended and typically achievable at events.
  • Tool sharing is permitted when needed. Gardening gloves should always be worn when handling all tools.
  • Cleaning supplies or staff assistance for cleaning is available upon request.
  • Hand sanitizer or a hand washing facility is available onsite.

As an event volunteer, please be aware that you may be around other volunteers, leaders or park users who may or may not be wearing face coverings. Please be respectful of the choices made by all volunteers. Groups, such as companies or schools, may have more extensive requirements for their own participants.

What to Bring and Wear:

Required:

  • Closed toed shoes (ex. tennis shoes, sneakers or boots but no sandals)

Recommended:

  • Clothes that can get dirty/muddy.
  • Long pants and long sleeves to protect against plants/abrasion.
  • Bring rain gear and war layers -OR- sun protection as needed.
  • Bring your own water and snacks.
  • Bring your own work/garden gloves.

Tools are provided. For more tips on what to bring and wear visit the 'What to Expect Page’ at www.greenkirkland.org.

Parking & Meeting Location:

Please meet by the bathrooms at the south of the park. This park is very walk and bike friendly, but if those are not options for you, there are several parking spaces available at the north of the park. Neighborhood street parking is also available.

Youth Volunteering:

Youth under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult who will remain onsite and supervise the minor for the duration of the event. Any youth volunteer under 14 not attending with their parent/guardian must also bring a complete Youth and Individual Service Agreement singed by a parent/guardian (see below).

Youth under age 18 to age 14 must either be accompanied by an adult or bring a signed youth waiver form. Complete the Youth and Individual Service Agreement online via the fillable form with a parent/guardian signature on our website under the "Youth Volunteering" header: https://www.kirklandwa.gov/Government/Departments/Parks-and-Community-Services/Green-Kirkland-Partnership/What-to-Expect-as-a-Volunteer

Remember to bring a copy of the completed form. All youth volunteer guidelines can be found on our website at greenkirkland.org under 'What to expect’.

Court-ordered/mandated service options are limited. If this applies to you, visit the 'what to expect’ page at www.greenkirkland.org for more information.

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About Green Kirkland Partnership

Location:

123 5th Street Kirkland, Kirkland, WA 98033, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to restore and maintain healthy forested and natural parklands by building a supportive community that works together to protect Kirkland’s valuable natural resources for current and future generations. Achieving this involves training and supporting volunteers in restoration activities.

Description

The Green Kirkland Partnership is an alliance between the City of Kirkland, nonprofit partners, businesses and the community to restore almost 500 acres of natural parkland in the City. The majority of the restoration efforts are accomplished by our dedicated volunteers. These volunteers may join us just one time or volunteer again and again. It takes everyone to restore our natural areas!

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Environment
Animals, Community, Environment

WHEN

Sat May 14, 2022
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

WHERE

Rose Hill Meadows Park8212 124th Avenue NEKirkland, WA 98033

(47.67793,-122.17504)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3 hours

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