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Ballinger Open Space Summer Maintenance

When
Saturday, June 22 - 9am to 1pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Urban and Edge Communities
Location
Ballinger Open Space
Description

Urban carbon sequestration is happening as we speak at Ballinger Open Space in the City of Shoreline. With help from our partners, including a local non-profit called City Forest Credits, trees have been and will continue to be planted at Ballinger Open Space as part of a carbon sequestration pilot project, funded in part by Bank of America. This project highlights the importance of trees in our urban spaces to improve both environmental and human health, and thinks creatively on how to create and maintain successful projects. Check out more information, here

Volunteers are welcomed to come out and be a part of this exciting project in Shoreline, care for the native trees that have already been planted, and help remove invasive species to open up more space to plant additional trees this fall. No experience necessary – all training provided. 

Project Difficulty
Moderate
Age Restriction
Any participant under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring

For safety, volunteers are required to wear:

  • Long pants made of sturdy material
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes
  • Gloves (provided)

In addition, we recommend that participants bring:

  • Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
  • Rain gear
  • Big sack lunch
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • At least one full water bottle
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc…
Driving Directions
Volunteers will park along the street adjacent to the site located here: https://goo.gl/maps/mpVbia8Zzzz4pRe77 From I-5 North, use the right lane to take exit 177 to merge onto WA-104 E/NE 205th St/Lake Ballinger Way toward Lake Forest Park. Merge right onto WA-104 E/NE 205th St/Lake Ballinger Way. Keep left, follow signs for 244th St Southwest. Continue on 244th St SW. Drive to 24th Ave NE. Turn right onto 24 Ave NE. Continue until you see Greenway Trust event signs and staff on your right. Thank you!
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