Mercer Island Recreation Guide

Spring/Summer 2018

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Guide

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MERCER ISLAND PARKS & RECREATION VOLUNTEER STEWARDSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Nature lovers of all ages are invited to connect with nature and have fun in the forest! Volunteers remove invasive plants, spread mulch, and plant native trees and shrubs. Together we ensure the long-term health and sustainability of our invaluable forested parks and open spaces. 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 Trust. Please register at the website or email listed below. Day/Date Time Park Activity Meeting Location Where to Register Sat, Apr 7 9am - 3pm Mercerdale Hillside Park Invasive plant removal Corner of 76th Ave SE & SE 37th www.mtsgreenway.org Sat, Apr 14 10am - 2pm Island Crest Park Invasive plant removal Parking lot www.earthcorps.org Sat, Apr 21 10am - 2pm Wildwood Park Invasive plant removal West entrance on 86th Ave SE wildwood-park@comcast.net Sat, Apr 28 10am - 2pm Pioneer Park Invasive plant removal Island Crest Way & SE 68th www.earthcorps.org Sat, May 5 10am - 2pm Wildwood Park Invasive plant removal West entrance on 86th Ave SE www.earthcorps.org Sat, May 12 10am - 2pm Island Crest Park Invasive plant removal Parking lot www.earthcorps.org Sat, Jun 16 9am - 3pm Gallagher Hill Open Space Invasive plant removal City Hall parking lot www.mtsgreenway.org Sat, Jun 30 10am - 2pm Ellis Pond Invasive plant removal South entrance on 90th Ave SE www.earthcorps.org Sat, Jul 14 9am - 3pm Luther Burbank Park Invasive plant removal North parking lot www.mtsgreenway.org Sat, Aug 11 9am - 3pm Mercerdale Hillside Park Invasive plant removal Corner of 76th Ave SE & SE 37th www.mtsgreenway.org Fri, Aug 24 10am - 2pm Wildwood Park Invasive plant removal West entrance on 86th Ave SE www.earthcorps.org Become a Forest Steward Do you love the outdoors and want to learn about forest restoration? Consider becoming a Forest Steward at your local park or open space. Our Natural Resources staff provide volunteers with training, tools, and ongoing support. Training includes information about native plant identification, invasive plant identification and removal, native plant installation, and volunteer event coordination. Forest Stewards may work independently, making their own schedule, or lead volunteer events for friends and neighbors. Special Projects, Service Learning & Team Building Do you have a school or business looking for a service opportunity? Working with our partners, EarthCorps and Mountains to Sound Greenway, we can develop an event that will fit your group up to 100 people. Projects include all tools, logistical help and on-site guidance needed to foster a great sense of team work, community and care for our forest resources. Learn how you can connect with nature and create healthy forests! Contact the Parks Natural Resources Specialist, Kim Frappier at 206-275-7882 or kim.frappier@mercergov.org. 10 Spring/Summer 2018 FOREST STEWARDSHIP

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