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Help SeaTac’s Forests by Stewarding North SeaTac Park
January 29, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Looking to get some quality time outside? Then you should join the Green SeaTac Partnership and our Forest Steward Noemie Maxwell for an urban forest restoration work party at North SeaTac Park! North SeaTac Park is a 200+ urban oasis under the flight paths of SeaTac Airport. The trees here clean, quiet, and cool the air – true guardians of the community!
Spend time in nature alongside your family and friends, and experience the amazing benefits of eco-therapy! At this event, we’ll do a site tour to see how the new plantings are doing, remove re-emerging weeds, and continue to expand the cleared area to provide even more of a buffer for the new plantings – and space for new ones.
We’ll be working in a corner of the park, under towering poplars and Douglas Fir, that was almost completely overrun with ivy that carpeted the ground and climbed the tree trunks until we began to transform it in early 2021. During two annual Green SeaTac Days in 2021 and 2022, volunteers have planted white pine, grand and douglas fir, cedar, snowberries, fringe cup, salal, flowering currant, and more on the newly-cleared land. Continuing work is needed to protect these new plantings so that they can thrive.
All are welcome to join and no experience is necessary, so bring along your family and friends!
Where: North SeaTac park
When: Sunday, January 29th 3pm-4:30pm.
Where to park:There’s parking on S. 136th St. right near the meeting place. Additional parking within sight across S.136th St. by the ballfield is also usually available. If coming by bus, the 132 stops on DMMDS near 136th.
Where to meet:Meet in the park at the NE corner of Des Moines Memorial Dr. S. and S. 136th St. in SeaTac. If you arrive after the event starts, we’re about 100 – 150 yards down a dirt trail into the trees (not the paved trail). Lat/Long can be entered into Google maps: 47°28’57.1″N 122°18’45.5″W. Or call Noemie at 253-653-6028
What to bring: Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes, long sleeves and pants. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Hats are recommended. Rain gear may be needed. Bring gardening gloves or hand tools (clippers especially), if you have them. No worries if not – we’ll have some for you to use. Bring a water bottle and a snack!
If you are a volunteer under 18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian, please print and bring this waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
For more information, please contact Noemie Maxwell at firstname.lastname@example.org