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Limpieza del Río Cedar (Acrobat pdf)
Sábado, 20 de mayo de 2017, de 8:00 a. m. a 12:30 p. m.
¡Necesitamos su ayuda para limpiar el Río Cedar!

Rural Forest Commission Openings
May 2017: We are now accepting applications for two open positions.

Outdoor volunteer events for spring 2017

Cedar River Cleanup - May 2017

Clean up the Cedar River

Come out – rain or shine – and join others who love the Cedar River as we pick up trash along the Cedar River Trail and banks of the river.  

Saturday, May 20, 2017 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Riverbend Clubhouse
17410 SE Renton Maple Valley Road (external link)
Renton, WA 98058

For more information, get the event flyer or contact:

Nathan Brown III, Cedar River Council Coordinator
King County Water and Land Resources Division
Office: 206-477-4654
Mobile: 206-550-3437

Spring Cleaning - litter to pick up, invasive weeds to remove and some trails to attend to!

Come volunteer to help improve King County Parks' natural areas, parks and urban forests. Spend some time removing invasive weeds to help newly planted and established native trees and shrubs survive and thrive! Native trees and shrubs improve the area for wildlife and water quality; and the healthier they are, the better for all!

To join an event, please register with the volunteer coordinator listed after each event.

For any questions about the King County Parks Volunteer Program or to inquire about a custom volunteer event for your group, please contact Volunteer Program Manager, Laurie Clinton or via phone at, 206-477-6113.

Events are on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted*

To join a planting event, please register with the volunteer coordinator listed with each event.

  • May 6
    Marymoor Park Birdloop Trail (Redmond) 

    Please come help improve and maintain bird and wildlife habitat at the serene BirdLoop Trail & Meadow at Marymoor Park. Join awesome members of Eastside Audubon Society at their monthly work party
    Contact Laurie Clinton
  • May 6
    King County Nursery (Maple Valley)
    Come help us pot up native trees and shrubs for Parks restoration projects in the fall. This is a great way to celebrate Earth Month. You will be putting soil on a potting table, than planting a seedling in a pot and moving plants out into the nursery. Great activity for families!
    Contact Tina Miller.
  • May 13
    Renton Park (Renton) 
    Join King County Parks in beautiful Renton Park! We will be working on removing English Ivy and blackberry from our restoration sites and may also be spreading some woodchip mulch. We will also take some time to tour the trail and learn about the native flower explosion happening at the park. Many of our native shrubs and groundcovers are flowering right now in the park and we will identify and enjoy them together.
    Contact Lina Rose.
  • May 13
    Belmondo Reach Natural Area (Maple Valley)

    Join us at this beautiful site on the Cedar River! Our young restoration plantings need weeding and your tender care. Belmondo Reach has great beach spots for a picnic after the event!
    Contact Tina Miller.
  • May 20
    Maplewood Heights Park (Renton

    Help make Maplewood Heights a healthier forest! We will be working to remove invasive plants from one of the entrances to the park near Liberty High School to increase habitat and plant diversity in the park.
    Contact Lina Rose.
  • May 20 (8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m)
    Cavanaugh Pond (Renton

    Come out - rain or shine - and join others who love the Cedar River as we pick up trash along the Cedar River Trail and banks of the river. There will also be an opportunity to conduct some restoration work at Cavanaugh Pond as well!
    Contact Tina Miller.
  • May 27 (8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    White Center Heights Park (Seattle)
    We are hosting this project as part of White Center Spring Clean Day (external link) sponsored by the White Center Community Development Association. Our project is one of many throughout the White Center area on this day to beautify and improve the health of this great neighborhood. King County Parks staff will lead volunteers at White Center Heights Park in removing invasive plants from the park while learning about the native plants and wildlife that also exist there. We will also work on removing litter and making general park improvements. The day will start and end at Greenbridge with food and celebration for all volunteers. 
    Contact Laurie Clinton
  • June 3
    Juanita Woodlands Park (Kirkland

    Join King County Parks staff as we work to make this neighborhood greenspace healthy and thriving. We will be working at an old planting site, removing blackberry from growing around the plantings. This restoration site is becoming very successful. Help this forest continue its transformation into a healthy and functioning natural area! 
    Contact Lina Rose.
Kids volunteering to weed in a park

Other volunteer opportunities

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

Miller and Walker Creeks volunteer calendar
Plant native trees and shrubs, pull invasive, non-native plants and clean up litter at these Puget Sound creeks.

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

  • Miller and Walker Creeks Stewardship 
  • Help restore these creeks in SW King County, pick up litter and pull noxious weeds.
  • Volunteer for Salmon!
  • Green River habitat restoration - students needed! Learn about restoring habitat while planting trees and shrubs. Groups of volunteers are needed for restoring habitat along the Green River. Weekdays preferred. 4th grade and up. Please contact John Koon.

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


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.