North SeaTac Park - Final Sunday at North …09/25/2022

Host: Community

This event was canceled

Reason: Thank you so much for coming out today to our 'canceled' work party and preparing the site for Green SeaTac day on the 15th - moving that huge habitat pile and a couple of smaller piles, creating two new habitat piles and clearing another of weeds, digging up more blackberry and ivy, - and then protecting the area with mulch. We put the finishing touch on a whole year's worth of work. The photos I took today aren't very good for showing the progress made - but I added one to the album on Flickr for this month's work parties, anyway. If you go to this page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/98956852@N00/albums you can see the albums from all the work parties, starting in November, 2020. There are 39 albums for 43 work parties! I love the idea that I think Rob had to print out some 'before and after' photos of the site for people who come on the 15th. I'll try to get that done. I'll send you all a list of some of the photos in a separate email. Thanks again! Noemie

Activities

Help transform a forest. North SeaTac Park is a 200+ urban oasis under the flight paths of SeaTac Airport. The trees here clean, quiet, and cool the air - true guardians of the community!

We'll be working in a corner of the park, under towering poplars and Douglas Fir, that was almost completely overrun with ivy that carpeted the ground and climbed the tree trunks until we began to transform it in early 2021. On Green SeaTac Day this fall, volunteers planted white pine, cedar, snowberries, fringe cup and more on the newly-cleared land.

At this event, we'll work to protect trees and other native plants in previously cleared areas by removing re-emerging weeds. We may expand the cleared area to provide more of a buffer for this previously cleared land.

Open to the public

All ages OK

4 out of 20 volunteers registered.

What to Bring

Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes, long sleeves and pants. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Hats are recommended. Bring gardening gloves or hand tools (clippers especially), if you have them. No worries if not - we'll have some for you to use. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we won't have bottled water or snacks, so bring what you need!

Where to Meet

Meet in the park at the NE corner of Des Moines Memorial Dr. S. and S. 136th St. in SeaTac. If you arrive after the event starts, we're about 100 - 150 yards down a dirt trail into the trees (not the paved trail). Lat/Long can be entered into Google maps: 47°28'57.1"N 122°18'45.5"W. Or call Noemie

Where to Park

There's parking on S. 136th St. right near the meeting place. Additional parking within sight across S.136th St. by the ballfield is also usually available. If coming by bus, the 132 stops on DMMDS near 136th.

Date & Time

September 25, 2022 3pm - 5pm

Contact

Noemie Maxwell
noemie_maxwell@yahoo.com

noemie_maxwell@yahoo.com, 253-653-6028

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