Mercer Island

Fall 2018 / Winter 2019

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Guide

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FOREST STEWARDSHIP 12 Fall 2018/Winter 2019 MERCER ISLAND PARKS & RECREATION FOREST STEWARDSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Mercer Island is home to over 300 acres of beautiful forested parks and open spaces that provide invaluable ecosystem, human health, and economic benefits to our community. Invasive plants such as English ivy and Himalayan blackberry threaten the existing forest canopy, suppress native trees and shrubs from establishing, and decrease habitat quality. Nature lovers of all ages are invited to connect with nature and have fun in the forest! Together, we can restore the long-term health and sustainability of Mercer Island's natural areas. Volunteers remove invasive plants, spread mulch, and plant native trees and shrubs. We provide all tools and supplies. Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. Events are hosted by our partners at EarthCorps and Mountains to Sound Greenway as well as Mercer Island Forest Stewards. Please register at the website or email listed below. Day/Date Time Park Activity Meeting Location Where to Register Sat, Sep 15 10am - 2pm Luther Burbank Park Invasive plant removal North Parking Lot www.mtsgreenway.org Sat, Sep 29 10am - 2pm Mercerdale Hillside Invasive plant removal Corner 76th Ave SE & SE 37th www.mtsgreenway.org Sat, Oct 6 10am - 1pm Homestead Park Invasive plant removal Homestead Park playground friendsofhomesteadpark@ gmail.com Sat, Oct 13 10am - 2pm Ellis Pond Planting South entrance - 90th Ave SE www.earthcorps.org Sat, Oct 20 9am - 2pm Luther Burbank Park Tree Planting Celebration North Parking Lot www.mtsgreenway.org Sat, Oct 27 10am - 2pm Island Crest Park Planting Parking Lot www.earthcorps.org Sat, Nov 3 10am - 2pm Clarke Beach Park Planting Parking Lot www.earthcorps.org Sat, Nov 3 10am - 1pm Homestead Park Planting Homestead Park playground friendsofhomesteadpark@ gmail.com Sat, Nov 3 11am - 1pm Wildwood Park Planting/Mulching West entrance on 86th Ave SE wildwood-park@comcast.net Sat, Nov 10 10am - 2pm Pioneer Park Planting Corner 84th Ave SE & SE 68th www.earthcorps.org Sat, Dec 1 10am - 1pm Homestead Park Invasive plant removal Homestead Park playground friendsofhomesteadpark@ gmail.com Sat, Dec 15 10am - 2pm Gallagher Hill Open Space Planting City Hall parking lot, 9611 SE 36th www.mtsgreenway.org Sat, Jan 5 10am - 1pm Homestead Park Invasive plant removal Homestead Park playground friendsofhomesteadpark@ gmail.com Sat, Feb 2 10am - 1pm Homestead Park Invasive plant removal Homestead Park Playground friendsofhomesteadpark@ gmail.com Sat, Feb 2 10am - 2pm Mercerdale Hillside Invasive plant removal & planting Corner of 76th Ave SE & SE 37th www.mtsgreenway.org Sat, Mar 2 10am - 1pm Homestead Park Invasive plant removal Homestead Park playground friendsofhomesteadpark@ gmail.com

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