North Bend celebrates Arbor Day with tree-planting event
The city of North Bend proclaims Saturday, Oct. 17, as Arbor Day and invites citizens to a community tree planting event at 9 a.m. at the Tollgate Farm forest property. Join city staff, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust staff, and community volunteers to plant native evergreen trees at the property, to help restore the health of the forest and re-establish a conifer canopy.
The event is a part of a larger forest rehabilitation project being coordinated by the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and funded by a grant from the King County Flood Control District.
To get to the planting site, drive north on Ballarat Avenue, past N.E. 12th Street, continuing straight where Ballarat turns into 420th Ave. S.E. Park along the road shoulder, and look for signs.
Tools and gloves will be provided. Volunteers should dress appropriately and bring their own water and snacks. Plan to arrive around 8:45 to have time to walk into the site and get signed in. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up in advance at: http://mtsgreenway.org/volunteer.
For more information, contact senior planner Mike McCarty at (425) 888-7649.