Volunteers Needed for Invasive Plant Removal Work Party Feb. 27

Volunteers are needed to help with two upcoming invasive plant removal work parties – the first this Saturday, Feb. 18 and the second on Monday, Feb. 27.

Donuts, along with gloves and tools, will be provided, and workers are asked to bring:

  • Your enthusiasm
  • Clothing that will protect you from the rain and blackberry thorns
  • Filled water bottle
  • Gloves if you have them
  • Pruners

Here are the specific details:

WHAT: Walker Preserve Invasive Plant Removal

WHEN Saturday, February 18, 2012, 9:30 a.m. – Noon

WHERE: SW 168th Street and 2nd Ave SW in Normandy Park, up the road from Normandy Park City Hall. If driving, your parking options include:

  • Three spaces in the small lot at SW 171st St. and Second Ave. S.W.
  • On the street along SW. 168th St.

INFO: Stewardship Purpose: Improve habitat along the stream by removing non-native, invasive plants.


  • Seek out English ivy and remove it from trees and pull roots out of the ground.
  • Seek out Himalayan blackberry plants, cut them back, and then dig out the root balls.

RSVP: See below for what to bring and how to sign up.

The second event:

WHAT: Streamside Invasive Plant Removal in Burien.

WHEN: Monday, February 27, 9:00 am – 11:30 a.m.

INFO: Neighbors will meet at SW 158th Street near 7th Ave SW to remove ivy from trees along the stream. This stream is a tributary to Miller Creek, which supports spawning coho and chum salmon. Please park along the street.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There are no restrooms at either site.

CONTACT/INFO: Elissa Ostergaard, [email protected], 206-296-1909 (Day of event only: 206-707-6549)

Also, check the Volunteer Event Calendar for other stewardship opportunities in the basin.

These stewardship projects are a joint effort of the City of Normandy Park, the City of Burien, the City of Seatac, King County, the Port of Seattle, and the Miller and Walker Creeks Stewardship program.

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