The Dirt: calendar of hands-on volunteer opportunities
Bellevue College students planting at Log Cabin Natural Area
Improve wildlife habitat – plant native trees & shrubs!
Please help make a difference this winter by working to restore King County Parks’ natural areas. Spend a day planting native trees and shrubs along the Cedar River, Issaquah Creek, Soos Creek and in the forest of Taylor Mountain. Native trees and shrubs will enhance the natural stream corridors, wetlands and forests and improve habitat for wildlife.
To join a planting event contact Tina Miller, Volunteer Coordinator at 206-296-2990 or e-mail email@example.com.
Events are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Dates and locations
- March 8th – King County Greenhouse and Nursery – south of Issaquah
- March 15th – Soos Creek Trail – along Soos Creek near Kent
WTA volunteers at Soaring Eagle Park building trail re-route
Backcountry Trail Work
Give back to the trails you love to hike! Join King County Parks and Washington Trails Association this winter building and repairing backcountry trails. Learn to retread a trail, build a turnpike or solve drainage problems.
To register contact Washington Trails Association (WTA) at www.wta.org or call 206-965-8561.
Volunteer Events are Tuesdays through Saturdays and start at 8:30 a.m. and finish at 2:30 p.m. Events are limited to 20 people and typically are 6 to 12 volunteers in size. They require hiking to the site.
Dates and locations:
- March 4-8 – Taylor Mountain Forest near Hobart
- March 11-15 & 18-22 – O’Grady / Green River Natural Area east of Renton
- March 25-29 – Taylor Mountain Forest / Elk Ridge Trail, Hobart
Marymoor Monthly trail and meadow event:
Contact Laurie Clinton at 206-296-4452 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Lake Stewardship Program
Get outside to help monitor water quality at select lakes in King County.
Be a Weed Watcher
Native plant holding facility
Sign up to adopt a trail or lake , keep an eye out and enter weed survey data and locations.
Groups are needed to care for salvaged native trees and shrubs at our holding facility near Sammamish. To schedule a group work party, please contact Cindy Young.
Adopt-a-Park or Trail & Park Ambassador Programs
These programs provide opportunities for groups or individuals to help maintain King County's 180 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 130 miles of backcountry trails. For more information please contact Laurie Clinton, volunteer program manager.
Master Recycler Composter Program
Sign up for free training to learn about waste reduction, recycling, solid waste impacts on climate change and public outreach, and help other citizens reduce waste.
Salmon counts and habitat restoration
For more information about volunteering in King County, please contact Laurie Clinton, Volunteer Coordinator, King County Parks and Recreation Division.