Volunteer Saturday June 6th – EarthCorps Work Party

UPDATE: Great turn out on Saturday, June 6th!  About 37 people worked in the park clearing blackberries and mulching around native trees, shrubs and ground cover.

June 2015 EarthCorps work party in Juanita Heights Park

June 2015 EarthCorps work party in Juanita Heights Park

John Bailey, park steward, working in  Juanita Heights Park during EarthCorps event

John Bailey, park steward, working in Juanita Heights Park during EarthCorps event

Earthcorps will host a volunteer event in the park on Sat, June 6th.  We will clear new blackberry shoots from the clearing at the bottom of the steps.  Then, we’ll bucket brigade mulch into the clearing covering all the ground.

TIME:  10 am – 2 pm

More information from EarthCorps here

Juanita Heights Park is 3.2 acres, heavily wooded with a ¼ mile soft surface trail looping  through the park. The small park has a number of significant trees: Douglas-fir, big-leaf maple and Western red cedar.

THE BASICS: EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education. They will provide everything you need to know about tool use and safety, forest health, information on the park, and the importance of the work you’ll be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!   FOR YOUR SAFETY AND COMFORT, PLEASE BRING:

  • Clothing that can get dirty (because it will!) including long pants and a long sleeve shirt (helps protect against prickly plants)
  • Sturdy shoes that can handle some mud (closed toed shoes are required: work boots, hiking boots, or running shoes are all fine)
  • Sack lunch and snacks
  • Full water bottle

EarthCorps runs events rain or shine! Remember to check the weather and bring appropriate layers and raingear/sun wear if needed.

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