Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December 13th Native Plant Salvage

Bonus Native Plant Salvage for YOU! You do not need to register for this event.

Come dig up native trees and shrubs from this site scheduled for development. At this salvage, you keep whatever plants you dig. That’s right. Now is a better time than ever to shrink that lawn and install wonderful Northwest flora to benefit local wildlife and water quality.

Time: Show up anytime between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 13, 2008. We will salvage on site until about 2:00. Many salvagers can fill their vehicle in as little as an hour.

Please download and fill out a liability waiver in advance: http://dnr.metrokc.gov/wlr/pi/waiver.htm

These salvages are loads of fun. Here are some things to know.

Upon arriving at the site, immediately check in with staff to hand in your liability waiver, and learn salvage area boundaries. If you are unsure if you can salvage in an area, ask before you dig!

Do not go to the site any other time. It is trespassing.

Salvage containers: Plastic grocery sacks, buckets, pots and buckets all work. If the plants will be going in the ground the same day, the plants can be wrapped in a tarp. Bring your own shovel. A flat spade or pointed shovel will work. Loppers or pruners help with plants on runners. If you would like a snag, bring a bow saw. No chainsaws allowed.

Dress for weather and be prepared to get dirty. Bring your own refreshments if needed.

Need help? Look for volunteers in orange vests to help you identify plants.

Directions to 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) on to Eastridge DR. NE. Watch for signs directing you to the site. This event is at the same location as the Dec 6th salvage.

The following event is addition to the December 6th volunteer Native Plant Salvage. Hopefully you can make both events.

The Dec. 6th salvage information is available at: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/stewardship/volunteer/plant-salvage-program.aspx

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