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Restoration effort in Rizal Park on Saturday

By Staff
Komo News
Volunteers, neighbors, and community members will be busy continuing restoration efforts in Rizal Park this weekend.

Volunteers, neighbors, and community members will be busy continuing restoration efforts in Rizal Park this weekend.

Along with the group will be some members from Seattle's Rainier Scholars program.

Below is more information about the restoration effort from Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust:

Rainier Scholars is an academic and leadership enrichment program serving promising students of color from 6th grade through college graduation with a focus on creating future community leaders. The students helped remove invasive weeds such as Himalayan blackberry earlier in the spring and will return to the park to plant native trees and shrubs. Native trees are critical to the health of the Pacific Northwest. Trees improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gases, provide important wildlife habitat and help filter pollution from nearby freeway activity.

"With help from so many dedicated volunteers and community groups, we are working together to make Dr. José Rizal Park and the Mountains-to-Sound Trail into welcoming accessible spaces for our community as well as creating a new legacy of stewardship of this area," said Margaret Ullman, Volunteer Program Manager for the Greenway Trust.

The group will meet in Doctor Jose Rizal Park, 1008 12th Avenue South from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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