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Skagit Land Trust Mud Lake Volunteer Event

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ORGANIZATION: Skagit Land Trust

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Skagit Land Trust

Join us removing ivy and blackberry at Mud Lake Conservation Area. We will be working along Mud Lake Rd in a small cedar grove near Mud Lake. Ivy continues to thrive at this site, so we will spend our morning pulling it out and piling it on site to decompose.
What to expect: Ivy pulling requires consistent bending, kneeling, and use of hands and arm muscles to pull vines from the ground. We will be working outdoors in potentially cold or wet conditions so please bring several layers, including rain gear. Where we will be working is in a protected area but we will need to cross and walk along Mud Lake Rd which has a narrow shoulder but no sidewalk. Ages: All ages welcome! (minor releases of liability required if under 18) The Trust will provide tools, extra gloves, snacks, water, and hot drinks. If you would prefer to bring your own tools, we will be using loppers, hand pruners, and shovels. If you have any large pieces of cardboard (4x4 or larger works best) please bring them along - we pile the ivy on top of it to decompose so it won't re-sprout. Please be prepared for cold and wet weather. Supplies to bring: Long sleeved shirt and pants, warm layers, rain gear, sturdy footwear, water for the day, snacks and lunch, and a backpack/bag to keep your personal belongings in during the work day. Please fill out the Google Form at the link below to sign up:

https://www.skagitlandtrust.org/event.aspx?eventid=720

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About Skagit Land Trust

Location:

PO Box 1017, 1020 S Third Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, US

Mission Statement

Skagit Land Trust conserves wildlife habitat, agricultural and forest lands, scenic open space, wetlands, and shorelines in Skagit County, Washington for the benefit of our community and as a legacy for future generations.

Description

Conservation

Skagit Land Trust acquires land for protection through purchase or gifts of land and by assisting landowners and other conservation groups and agencies to protect land. The conservation easement is a popular option as it allows the land to remain in private ownership while restricting certain future uses to protect the land’s wildlife and conservation values. Some of the Trust's most successful projects have protected habitat areas across private ownership boundaries, helping residents, ranchers, farmers, and businesses to join a wider protection network.

Stewardship
Each Trust-owned property has dedicated Land Steward volunteers committed to regular site visits, reports, and help with volunteer projects. Annual monitoring visits to easement properties provide an opportunity to review stewardship goals with landowners. Ongoing stewardship needs vary by site and can involve restoration projects such as native plantings and invasive species removal or providing public access via trails or wildlife viewing stations.

Education
Conservation lands offer outdoor learning experiences for children and adults. Educational tours and volunteer events are organized in partnership with various community groups. Interpretive signs designed by naturalists are located at publically accessible properties and share information on the area’s natural features such as the elk of Hurn Field, forage fish of Fidalgo Bay, and wildflowers of Guemes Mountain.

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WHEN

Sat Feb 04, 2023
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WHERE

Mud Lake RoadMount Vernon, WA 98273

(48.4277,-122.326)
 

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GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

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