Monthly Archives: March 2014

Children and Youth Take on Ivy in the Park

Juanita Heights Park March 2014 It poured rain but it’s the Pacific Northwest and what else is new in March, right? We had a great work party in the park today.  Kids from the Juanita High School key club came, Megan … Continue reading

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Juanita High School Work Party Clears an Amazing Swath of Ivy

Debbie, park neighbor, led a group of 7 students in clearing ivy from inside the loop trail. In this park you have to tip your head back as far as you can to see the beautiful tall Douglas Firs, Western Red Cedars, … Continue reading

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2014 Work Party Dates in the Park

  March 9 & 10: Environmental & Adventure School (30 kids) removing blackberries and pulling Ivy 11:00 – 1:30 during 2 days, 150 hours March 27 Juanita High School 6 kids pulling ivy, 40 hours March 29 last Saturday of … Continue reading

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Skunk Cabbage Show Time

Now is the time to stop along any stream to see the Western Skunk Cabbage Lysichiton americanusis leafing out. This plant is generally the first spring plant to leaf out in swamps or wet woods. Tearing a plant leaf produces … Continue reading

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Kids Plow Through Blackberries and Ivy

30 kids from the Environmental & Adventure School were in the park Friday, March 8th and Monday, March 10th pulling ivy and removing blackberries. I’m always amazed what 30 kids can do to a field of blackberry bushes. I’ve yet to figure … Continue reading

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