Thursday, November 20, 2008

Dec 6th: Help Salvage Native Plants!

Join other volunteers digging up trees and shrubs from this site scheduled for development. In the afternoon, we’ll be potting up the salvaged plants so they can recuperate before going to King County habitat restoration sites. Once replanted, these native plants will help reduce erosion, shade streams and provide habitat. Special thanks to Murray Franklyn LLC for providing the salvage site.

As always, volunteers that dig for our program for at least a couple hours in the morning are welcome to stay after and dig additional plants to take home. Volunteers that help pot up plants in the afternoon will also be able to take some “thank you” plants home.

When: Saturday, December 6, 2008

Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. salvage at site,
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. potting at Holding Facility

Where: Redmond Ridge near Redmond

Directions to salvage site: From I-405, I-5 or Hwy 520, drive Eastbound 520 through Redmond and continue north onto Avondale Road. Turn right (east) onto Novelty Hill Road. Turn right (south) onto Eastridge Dr. NE. Watch for signs directing you to the site.

Not a morning person? Volunteers also needed at our Native Plant Holding Facility from 12:30 until 4:00 to help pot up the salvaged plants.

Directions to the Native Plant Holding Facility (12:30 - 4:00)
From I-5 or I -405, take I-90 east to Highland Drive exit (exit 18) in Issaquah. Stay left on the off ramp to continue onto Highland Dr. Drive through several lights. Turn right onto Issaquah–Fall City Road. Just past Endeavor Elementary School, stay straight onto Duthie Hill Road. The holding facility is in Duthie Hill Park (on the right) 27101 Duthie Hill Road.

A parent or guardian must accompany volunteers under 16 years old. Dress for the weather and be prepared to get dirty. Sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. We’ll provide gloves, tools and light refreshments.

Please call Greg Rabourn at 206-296-1923 or email if you plan to participate. Your response helps us provide enough tools and refreshments.

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