Join your friends and volunteer to tackle invasive weeds which are threatening the health of Idylwood Park’s forests and Idylwood Creek! The creek runs through the park and then out to Lake Sammamish and is home to Kokanee salmon and cutthroat trout. Our work will help to protect the next generation of forest here and to ultimately protect the stream and make it a healthier place for local fish, other wildlife, and park visitors.
Everyone can help! No experience necessary. All ages welcome.We provide gloves, tools, and training. No prior experience is necessary. You will learn about native plants and forest ecology. Bring as many coworkers, friends, neighbors, and family members with you as you like but please RSVP for all members of your party as space is limited.
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: Idylwood Park – 3650 West Lake Sammamish Parkway. From the parking lot, follow the path leading towards the lake until you see the group.
All ages welcome. If you are a volunteer under 18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian, please bring this waiver signed by a parent or guardian.