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Tree Planting -  young cedar going in to ground at Soaring Eagle Park Tree Planting - young cedar going in to ground at Soaring Eagle Park

Spring 2015: Happy Earth Month!

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Volunteer announcements

Do something for Earth and for yourself (add an outdoor task to your cross-fit list, or simply gets some fresh air!)  Help improve wildlife habitats, water quality and spaces for kids to play and all to enjoy.

SIT -  Snoqualmie Tribal members work with volunteers for restoration planting at Tolt MacDonald Park along Tolt RiverSnoqualmie Tribal members work with volunteers for restoration planting at Tolt MacDonald Park along Tolt River

Help maintain Restoration Projects

Dates and locations
Events are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • April 25th - Greenhouse & Nursery
  • Maple Valley
  • April 25th – Cavanaugh Pond
    between Renton & Maple Valley

Contact Tina Miller, Volunteer Coordinator at 206-296-2990 or e-mail tina.miller@kingcounty.gov to register and to get directions.

Give some love to community Parks; the portal to earth for so many.

Dates and locations
These events are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • April 25 - Skyway Park
    Skyway (west of Renton)

Please contact Lina Rose at lina.rose@kingcounty.gov or 206-491-5014.

Other volunteer opportunities

Ivy Pull at Marine View Park (Acrobat pdf), Normandy Park
Ivy removal will be done on Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 208th and Marine View Drive. Bring a small tarp if you have one, hand tools, gloves. Contact:  Bill Vilonza, 206-878-3092

"No Angry Birds here!" Marymoor Park monthly BIrdLoop trail and meadow event, Eastside Audubon Society
1st Saturday of every month – please come and help!
Coming up on April 4th , May 2nd , June 6th
Redmond
Contact Laurie Clinton at 206-296-4452 or  laurie.clinton@kingcounty.gov

City of Auburn ‘Clean Sweep’ project (external link)
Saturday April 25th 7:30 AM - Check-in and breakfast at Auburn City Hall and by 8:45 AM volunteers head out to work sites for 9:00 a.m. start
Please join King County Rivers and Floodplain Management at the Reddington Levee Setback project which was installed during summer –winter of 2013.  The native trees and shrubs need another good layer of mulch to help them continue to thrive and survive.    City of Auburn is taking registration early through their events page.

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

Volunteer Lake Stewardship Program
Get outside to help monitor water quality at select lakes in King County.

Be a Weed Watcher
Sign up to adopt a trail or lake , keep an eye out and enter weed survey data and locations.

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.

For more information about volunteering in King County, please contact Laurie Clinton, Volunteer Coordinator, King County Parks and Recreation Division.