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Volunteer Opportunities, Events and Trailhead Direct

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

Trailhead Direct

Trailhead Direct — the weekend and holiday transit-to-trails service co-led by King County Metro and King County Parks — will returns starting on April 20 and with more routes connecting hikers to more backcountry trails.

The second full season will offer more pick-up sites — including the Tukwila International Boulevard Station — with service to more trailheads, including Little Si near North Bend and the Sky Country Trailhead in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. Hikers will again be able to take Trailhead Direct to some of King County’s most popular trails, including Mount Si and Mailbox Peak.

Adventure awaits! See the routes, maps, and schedules.

Share your #TrailheadDirect experience on social media.

King County Parks Volunteer Program

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Saturday, April 20th
King County Parks Greenhouse
Help us pot up bare root plants to go into next winter’s restoration sites in King County Parks! These plants will over-summer in our nursery and be planted next year by volunteers. Contact Brian Lund to sign up.

Saturday, April 20th
Duwamish Alive Day and we will be hosting a project at Cecil Moses Memorial Park or a White Center area park, site will be determined in the next two weeks Contact Sean Walters for more information and to sign up.

Here is the entire list of Parks volunteer opportunities.

Invasive Removal Workshop

Saturday, April 23
10 a.m. - noon
CitySoil Farm @ South Treatment Plant (in Renton)

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Learn and do at this invasive removal workshop. Here we will learn about Himalayan blackberries and why they are harmful for our ecology and how to remove them. Many of you might already experience this in your own backyard! After the introductory lesson of why and how to ID Himalayan blackberries, put knowledge to work as we work together to help clear CitySoil Farm of invasive blackberries.

While there we also want to share with you the community aspects of this urban farm. There will be time for a teaching component on invasive weeds, also break-time for checking out the rows of vegetables. Our hope is this experience will acquaint volunteers to the joys of farming, even if one lives in an urban area.

If you would like to join us please sign up.

Careers in Clean Water Event

Saturday, April 27
10 a.m – 1 p.m.
Brightwater Center (in Woodinville)

Join the King County Wastewater Treatment Division for a job-shadowing event to explore careers in clean water. Staff members will be leading short, hands-on sessions to demonstrate the details of their job and share the steps needed to get hired.

This event is *free* and open to all high school-aged youth.

Register online for this event.

Repair events in King County

Bring in your small household items and clothing, and experienced volunteer repair people will try to repair and mend them! Repair events are At these free community repair events – aimed at reducing waste and building community – people bring in lamps, vacuums, fans, chairs, tables, tools, computers, music players, TVs, blenders, toasters, toys, pants, dresses, rugs, bags, and much more!