Volunteers Needed for Urban Forest Restoration

Volunteers who are interested improving the natural environment for fish, wildlife, and humans are needed to continue the work already started to remove non-native, invasive English ivy from trees and the forest floor along Walker Creek.  This is a great opportunity for you, your family members and friends enjoy outdoor physical activity, meet people who share a similar interest and take pride in the result of this labor having improved growing conditions for the affected vegetation to support a thriving stream.
No prior experience required!  All you need is eager attitude, sturdy shoes or boots and a water bottle.  Gloves, tools and snacks will be supplied.  Please note parking is limited.  If driving, parking options include:  two spaces for high clearance vehicles just inside gate, three spaces in small lot at SW 171st and 2nd Ave SW, and on the street along S. 168th Street on east side of First Avenue South.

A promotional flyer for this event may be accessed here.

For a detailed explanation why English Ivy is such a problem for our environment, please refer to the IvyO.U.T. website hosted by the Washington Native Plant Society.

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