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Looking for something to do to celebrate Earth Day? King County has planned volunteer opportunities and events to help you go green this April.

Gotta make room for next year’s trees!

In April, King County Parks will hold volunteer events every Saturday – focusing on invasive plant removal and maintenance. We have to clear invasive plants first to make space for new trees. Maintaining planting sites is crucial for little saplings to grow into strong trees.

Planting a million trees by 2020 is a target action in King County’s 2015 Strategic Climate Action Plan.

King County Parks Greenhouse and Nursery (Maple Valley)

April 28
Come get dirty for a good cause by potting up native trees and shrubs at the nursery. You will be moving dirt, potting, and moving plants into the nursery area. These plants are used in our restoration plantings in the fall and winter. They help us increase the diversity of our forests, streamside habitats, and floodplains. These plants are used to implement our 1 Million Tree planting efforts. This is a great family event.

Contact Tina Miller

Skyway Park (Skyway)

April 21
Join us in restoring the natural area of this important park that is home to the headwaters of Taylor Creek. We will celebrate Earth Day a day early as we work to make Skyway Park a healthy and functioning ecosystem. Projects will include litter pick up and weeding in native planting beds.

Contact Lina Rose

*Cecil Moses Memorial Park (Tukwila)

April 21
Join us for Duwamish Alive Day on the shores of the Duwamish River in this great site along the Green River Regional Trail. We will be weeding around plantings to help them stand the best chance of survival. A great place to view urban wildlife, we have seen Kingfishers, salmon, eagles and even a sea lion following a salmon upstream.

*Event is 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Contact Lina Rose

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Maplewood Heights Park (Renton)

April 28
Join King County Parks and neighbors of this great forested park as we work to beautify an entrance to the park. We will be removing Himalayan blackberry and spreading wood chip mulch to improve the health of this section of the park.

Contact Lina Rose

Repair Café: Repair household items for free

Bring your small household items including clothing and we'll try to repair them or help you fix them! We want to keep stuff out of the landfill, conserve resources and save you money. Free to the public!

SeaTac Repair Time

Next SeaTac Repair Time event:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 3-6 p.m.
SeaTac Community Center
13735 24th Ave. S.
SeaTac, WA 98168