Tuesday, January 21, 2014

King County Native Plant Salvage Event on February 1, 2014

We’re digging up native plants and need your help!
Join other volunteers digging up trees and shrubs from this site scheduled for a school and housing development in the morning. In the afternoon, we’ll pot-up the salvaged plants for later planting at King County habitat restoration sites. Once planted, these native plants will help reduce erosion, shade streams and provide habitat. Special thanks to the Snoqualmie Valley School District and the PulteGroup for providing the salvage site.

When: Saturday, February 1, 2014

 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m: Salvage plants for King County.
12:00 to 2:00 p.m: Salvage plants for yourself if you salvaged for the County from 9:00 to 12:00.
1:00 to 4:30 p.m: Potting at Holding Facility (Free plants are offered to potters).

Where: Snoqualmie for salvaging
             Issaquah for potting

Directions to the Salvage site: From I-90 take Exit 25 (HWY 18 West and Snoqualmie Parkway). Go north on SE Snoqualmie Parkway. In 1.2 miles, turn left onto SE Swenson Drive. Follow signs to site.
From Highway 202 (SE Fall City-Snoqualmie Road), go south on SE Snoqualmie Parkway and drive 2.5 miles to SE Swenson Drive. Turn right onto SE Swenson Drive. Follow signs to site.
Volunteers who dig for King County from 9:00 to 12:00 are eligible to dig plants for themselves from 12:00 to 2:00.

Not a morning person? Volunteers are also needed at our Native Plant Holding Facility from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to help pot up the salvaged plants. Volunteers who help with potting are eligible for a free native plant for every half hour they work.

Directions to the Native Plant Holding Facility:
From eastbound or westbound I-90 take exit 18 (Highland Drive) in Issaquah. Continue uphill onto Highland Drive and drive through several lights. Turn right onto Issaquah-Fall City Road. It becomes Duthie Hill Road.
From SE Redmond-Fall City Road go west on 292nd Ave SE. It becomes SE Duthie Hill Road.
The facility is in Duthie Hill Park on the south side of the road at 27101 SE Duthie Hill Road.
Drive through the “do not enter” signs to the nursery at the end of road.

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. The site can be muddy. We’ll provide gloves, tools and light refreshments.

Please call Cindy Young at 206-296-8065 or email cindy.young@kingcounty.gov if you plan to participate. 

For a PDF version of this flier and a map click on the link: http://your.kingcounty.gov/dnrp/library/water-and-land/stewardship/1401-snoqualmie-salvage-flyer.pdf

King Conservation District Native Bareroot Plant Sale!

Kick off the spring planting season with the King Conservation District Native Plant Sale, set for Saturday, March 1st. The sale features a wide selection of native trees, shrubs and groundcover plants. New for 2014 is an expanded selection of plants used for traditional native food and medicine.

For details and a complete plant list, see the attached news release and flyer. Orders are due by February 9th. See the KCD website for additional information and online ordering: www.kingcd.org.