Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Renton is cancelling volunteer events due to the concerns about COVID-19 until forther notice. We are hoping to reschedule this event and will update accordingly.
Throughout Puget Sound, hundreds of freshwater urban streams are overlooked, abused and neglected even though they are a vital part of the watershed’s ecosystem. These creeks often flow through communities most impacted by pollution and social justice issues, highlighting the environmental inequities of our region. Springbrook Creek is an example of what can be accomplished, revitalizing creek and community health through collaborative efforts.
Historically, Springbrook Creek once supported healthy runs of Chinook salmon, its headwaters are still pure, but now lower stretches are overrun by invasive species and polluted by stormwater runoff. We will be pulling weeds and replacing them with beautiful native plants to improve the lower reaches of the watershed!
You can support the youth of Unleash the Brilliance in their efforts to restore Springbrook Creek! Unleash the Brilliance is a program focused on inspiring youth from communities of diversity to positively engage in their future and community and, to develop a restoration model for Puget Sound’s lost urban creeks.
All ages are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Tools, gloves, skill-building and snacks are provided..
Time: Saturday, March 7th, 10 am – 1 pm
Address: Black River Forest
North of Oakesdale Ave SW and SW 7th St.Renton, WA 98057
Where to Meet: Where the Springbrook Creek trail crosses under Oaksdale Ave SW.
What to Bring: Come dressed to work outside (rain or shine) in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes (rubber boots, hiking/tennis shoes), long sleeves, long pants, warm layers and rain jacket. We will have a water jug, so please bring a reusable water bottle to refill. Volunteers under the age of 18 should bring a signed youth waiver with them to the event.
To RSVP: Email Madeline at firstname.lastname@example.org