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Help us restore Luther Burbank Park

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Date & Time
Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 10am to 2pm
Luther Burbank Park
Project Difficulty
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…
Where to Meet and Parking Information
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/qt7uSXHFno5ogHrk9 From I-90 eastbound, take exit #7A (77th Ave SE). Turn left onto 77th Ave SE. At the stop sign turn right onto North Mercer Way. Go one long block to the stop light. Go straight through the stop light and take the next left onto 81st Ave SE. Go one block to the next stop sign. Turn right onto SE 24th St. and go approximately two city blocks to the intersection of 84th Ave SE. Turn left into Luther Burbank Park. From I-90 westbound, take exit #7 (Island Crest Way). Turn right onto Island Crest Way/SE 26th St. Go one block to the stop sign. Turn left onto 84th Ave SE. Go one block to the stop sign. The entrance to Luther Burbank Park is straight ahead.

Mercer Island is graced with 35 parks, over 400 acres of natural areas, and more than 50 miles of trails. Volunteers have been improving these parks for many years, planting native trees and shrubs and removing invasive plants but much more work remains to be done. Luther Burbank Park is an important rest stop for many species of migratory birds and is home to at least one family of beavers!

During the volunteer event, volunteer will be working with the Greenway Trust to remove various invasive species such as blackberry, ivy, holly, and more to ensure the survival of the native vegetation. It'll make a big difference to this important wetland area. Thank you for joining us!

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