Wednesday, January 21, 2009

February 7th Native Plant Salvage

From King County Native Plant Salvage Program:
We’re digging native plants and need your help!
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 PacTrust for providing the salvage site.

When: Saturday, February 7, 2009
Time: 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. salvage at site, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. potting at Holding Facility
Where: Redmond Ridge near Redmond
Directions: 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 Redmond Ridge Dr. NE. Turn left onto NE Market Place Dr. Watch for signs directing you to the site.

Notes: 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.

Not a morning person? Volunteers are also needed at our Native Plant Holding Facility from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. to help pot up the salvaged plants. Volunteers that help with potting are eligible for free native plants.

Directions: Native Plant Holding Facility:
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 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) at 27101 Duthie Hill Road.

Please call Cindy Young at 206-296-8065 or email if you plan to participate. Please do not expect a return call.

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