Monday, February 23, 2009

King County is digging native plants and needs 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 Brandt Properties LLC for providing the salvage site.

When: Saturday, March 7, 2009
Time: 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m: Salvage at site in Maple Valley
1 p.m. to 4 p.m: Potting at Holding Facility

Directions: From I-405 near Renton, take Highway 169 to Maple Valley. Drive past the Maple Valley Market and McDonalds in Maple Valley. Turn left on SE 240th St. Turn left on 231st Ave SE. Turn left on SE 239th Pl. Turn left on SE 238th St. If you prefer, you can also try Google maps and search for SE 238th St., Maple Valley, WA. Volunteers who dig for King County from 9:00 to 12:00 are eligible to dig plants for themselves from 12:00 to 1:30.

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 who 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.

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