Looking for ways to contribute to a great cause while spending quality time outdoors? Then you should come join the Green Redmond Partnership and our Forest Steward LeAnne for an urban forest restoration work party at Smith Woods Park! Spend time with nature alongside your coworkers and friends and experience the amazing benefits of eco-therapy! We will be removing invasive plants like blackberry so that the native plants, which provide habitat for native wildlife, can thrive. We will also be spreading mulch as a way to add nutrients back to our restoration site.
Everyone can help! All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. We provide all of the tools and training needed. So bring along your friends and family and get your hands dirty!
What to Bring: A water bottle, a snack if you want one, and tough clothes, and shoes that can get dirty (because they will!), including long pants and a long-sleeved shirt to protect against prickly blackberry. Closed-toed shoes are required: work boots, hiking boots, or running shoes are all fine. Remember to check the weather and bring appropriate layers and rain gear or sun protection as needed.
Where to Meet: Meet along the sidewalk in front of the park’s entrance. (176 Ave. NE and NE 122nd Street, Redmond, WA 98052.)
Where to Park: Street parking is available near the park’s entrance.