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Help us continue to build forests

Help us build forests

Help us continue to build forests We continue to do our part in King County's effort to plant 1 Million Trees by 2020 to reduce carbon pollution and prepare for impacts of climate change, one of the actions outlined in the 2015 Strategic Climate Action Plan.

Help us reach this goal while also restoring habitat for fish and wildlife and enhancing recreation opportunities for all of us.

Why trees? Watch The Nature Conservancy in Washington's video The Power of Trees to learn more!

Volunteers are our most valuable resource

Volunteers are our most valuable natural resource!

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

Calendar of events

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

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

  • Maury Island Marine Park
    October 20*
    Maury Island Marine Park (Vashon Island)

    *Event runs from 10:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    This awe-inspiring site has long, beautiful, undeveloped Puget Sound shoreline. An old mine quarry, this park needs lots of restoration. Join Whale Scouts, Friends of Maury Island Marine Park, and community volunteers as we plant trees and work to restore this beautiful natural area!

    Contact Lina Rose.

  • Celebrating Duwamish Alive - Cicil Moses Memorial Park in Tukwila
    October 20*
    Celebrate Duwamish Alive!
    Cecil Moses Memorial Park (Tukwila)

    *Event is 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Celebrate Duwamish Alive! Day with King County Parks by planting and stewarding this important restoration site along Seattle's only river, the Duwamish. Space is limited, so sign up today!

    Contact Lina Rose.

  • Miller Creek planting
    October 27
    Miller Creek Trail (Burien)

    Join your friends and neighbors for a few hours to help improve your local park and enhance fish and wildlife habitat!! We plan to plant over 100 native trees and shrubs along the Miller Creek riparian corridor. See the volunteer flyer.

    Contact Matt Goehring.

  • Wetland 14 Natural Area
    October 27
    Wetland 14 Natural Area (Renton)

    Help King County Parks restore a former home site in the middle of a spectacular 1,000-acre natural area that provides high quality habitat for a variety of fish and wildlife species.

    Contact Brian Lund.

  • Marymoor Connector trail
    October 27
    Marymoor Connector Trail (Redmond)

    This planting party will add diversity to the wetland area along the trail that crosses through Marymoor Park. This is a great planting project for families interested in helping our environment. The area is flat and easily accessible for children and people of all ages and abilities.

    Contact Lina Rose.

  • Marymoor Birdloop trail
    November 3
    Marymoor BirdLoop Trail (Redmond)

    Our main task October is mulching on Snag Row to prepare for plantings in November and December. Spreading mulch is always fun! We'll also clear blackberries to make room for native trees and shrubs. In November, we'll focus on planting.

    Contact Laurie Clinton.

  • Cedar Creek Park
    November 3
    Cedar Creek Park (Maple Valley)

    King County Parks recently acquired a home site in the middle of Cedar Creek Park. Now we need your help to turn the former home site back into high quality habitat. Come plant native trees and shrubs before invasive weeds move in!

    Contact Laurie Clinton.

Sammamish area restoration projects with Snoqualmie Tribe

2018 fall restoration events

Events are Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

October 27 Zackuse Creek (Sammamish)

November 3 Sammamish River Trail (near Woodinville)

November 17 Three Forks Natural Area (Snoqualmie)

December 1 Fall City Farms (Fall City)

RSVP or for more information contact Alex Harwell, Outreach Coordinator at alex.harwell@snoqualmietribe.us or 425-229-2120.

Backcountry trail work parties with WTA

Give back to those trails that you love! Join King County Parks and the Washington Trails Association this fall to rebuild and repair our backcountry trails. Tasks include retreading a trail, building a turnpike, or addressing drainage problems.

Washington Trails boardwalk

Note: These events require hiking to more remote work sites. Events are limited to 20 people, with typically 6-12 volunteers.

Events are Tuesday – Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

October 8 – October 13 Cougar Mountain Regional Wildlife Park (Issaquah)

October 16 – October 20 Soaring Eagle Park (Sammamish)

October 23 – October 27 Soaring Eagle Park (Sammamish)

October 30 – November 3 Maury Island Marine Park (Vashon)

To register, sign up on Washington Trail Association's website or call 206-965-8561.

Other volunteer opportunities

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