Longfellow Creek Forest Restoration(West Seattle) with EarthCorps


Cause Areas

When

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

SW Findlay and 26th ave SWSeattle, WA 98106


About

Longfellow Creek Restoration: West Seattle

Longfellow creek is the second largest Salmon bearing creek in Seattle (Thornton Creek being the largest). Every year, salmon return to the creek but few make it all the way to spawning due to threatened habitat. This where we need your help! We are working to restore the habitat along the creek as well as in adjacent greenspaces to improve water quality and provide habitat. We would love to teach you more, so join us!

ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Join EarthCorps, the Green Seattle Partnership and local stewardship groups at Longfellow Creek!

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.

Directions:

Meet near the intersection of SW Juneau St and 26th ave SW
By Car:
- Take exit 163A for W Seattle Bridge
- Continue onto West Seattle Bridge
- Exit onto Delridge Way SW
- Follow Delridge Way SW
- Turn right onto SW Juneau St

By Bus:
- The nearest bus stop is on Delridge Way SW at SW Juneau St
- Be sure to check Metro Trip Planner for bus routes: http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/

Skills

  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 4 hours
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