Winter is the best and easiest time to remove blackberries. Join Green Redmond for a few hours of community betterment and free exercise cutting down and pulling out invasive plants, i.e. blackberry bushes in Smith Woods! Lots for everyone to do! This is a great opportunity for students needing to complete community service hours. .
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.
All ages welcome. If you are under 18 and plan to volunteer without a parent or guardian with you, please bring this waiver on the day of the event printed and signed by a parent or guardian.