The Dirt: calendar of hands-on volunteer opportunities
AmeriCorps NCCC team member helping group of young students
Native plant salvage!
Fall City, December 7 2013 (290 Kb Acrobat pdf)
Time to ‘FALL for SALMON’ again!
King County Parks Upcoming Volunteer Events and Park Activities: Restoration & Trail Work
Join King County Parks to help improve our stream corridors for salmon and make a difference by spending a day planting trees! These native trees and shrubs will enhance the natural stream corridor and wetlands while also improving habitat for fish and wildlife. Native plants provide shade and keep the water cool. Their roots hold the banks in place and control runoff and erosion which keep water cleaner.
Marymoor Monthly trail and meadow event:
Contact Laurie Clinton at 206-296-4452 or email@example.com
- December 1st Marymoor Park at Bird Loop Trail
Work with Eastside Audubon to help out the birds and wildlife.
Help Maintain Parks Restoration Projects (all events are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
To sign up or for questions Contact Tina Miller at 206-296-2990 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nov. 23 – Dorre Don along the Cedar River, near Maple Valley
- Dec. 7 – Marymoor Park (west side) Sammamish Rowing Club, near Redmond
- Dec. 14 – Cedar Grove along the Cedar River, east of Renton
Backcountry Trail Work
Give back to the trails you love to hike! Join King County Parks and Washington Trails Association this fall to complete backcountry trail work.
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.
To register contact Washington Trails Association (WTA) at www.wta.org or call 206-965-8561.
Dates and locations:
- November 19th-23rd and 26th–30th - Cougar Mt., near Bellevue.
- December 3rd-7th – Dansville/Georgetown, near Maple Valley
- December 10th–14th, 17th-21st, and 26th-28th – Grand Ridge, near Issaquah
Be a Weed Watcher
Sign up to adopt a trail or lake , keep an eye out and enter weed survey data and locations.
EarthCorps Sound Stewards
Native plant holding facility
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.
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.