Dig In! Volunteer at Magnuson Park

Dig In! Volunteer at Magnuson Park

Grab a tool, dig in, and join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue to work in one of Seattle's greatest parks. Home to the Mountaineers Seattle Program center, the park is rapidly becoming home to a unique combination of natural areas and a variety of active spaces for all to enjoy.
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What to expect

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water and snack bars, as well as a bahn-mi sandwich lunch at 12:00 if you’d like to stick around (or if you can join the afternoon session from 12:30 to 3:30 pm)! We will teach you everything you need to know about tool use, safety, forest health, and the importance of the work you will be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new!

While the exact tasks at hand vary, this project will focus on improving the forests and parks in our local cities. Healthy and thriving forests are vital to our community because they absorb and naturally filter rain water, absorb toxins in the air, produce clean oxygen, provide living spaces for wildlife, and they create a place for people to connect with the outdoors.

In order to help create healthy forests, we will be removing aggressive weeds (mostly Himalayan blackberry, maybe some English ivy), maintaining areas where these weeds have been removed, and spreading protective woodchip mulch.

What to bring

  • Clothing that can get dirty (because it will!)
  • Sturdy shoes that can handle some mud (closed toed shoes are required: work boots, hiking boots, rubber boots, etc.)
  • Long pants and long-sleeve shirt for prickly plants (blackberry will be the primary weed!)
  • Rain gear and warm layers (check the weather!)
  • Snacks (to refuel)
  • Full bottle of water (we will have a water jug on site to refill)

***If you participate in both the morning and afternoon session and want Mountaineers Stewardship credit please contact Tess at info@mountaineers.org

Day of the Event Contact: Kelly O’Callahan, work cell – (206) 793-2454

To sign up click on the learn more link below.

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