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Maintenance at our Native Plant Nursery

When
Saturday, February 24 - 10am - 2pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Urban and Edge Communities
Location
Greenway Nursery
Description

The Greenway Native Plant Nursery is home to nearly 15,000 native trees and shrubs. The trees and shrubs at the nursery are potted by volunteers and will grow for 1-2 years before being planted in parks and forests along I-90. These trees and shrubs are an important part of keeping our natural areas healthy. To ensure a happy 1-2 years for these potted plants, it is essential to keep our nursery in good shape. During the event, volunteers will learn and take charge of nursery maintenance activities such as weeding and debris removal, and also partake in pulling invasive species and planting a native buffer along the perimeter of the nursery. 

Project Difficulty
Easy
Age Restriction
Volunteers 13 and younger must attend the event with a parent/guardian.
What to Bring

For safety, volunteers are required to wear:

  • Long pants
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes
  • Gloves (provided)

In addition, we recommend that participants bring:

  • Warm layers
  • Rain gear
  • Big sack lunch
  • At least one full water bottle
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc.

 
 

Driving Directions
Please read driving instructions for parking: From I-90, take Exit 15. Follow signs for Lake Sammamish State Park, and go north on 17th Ave NW. Turn left onto NW Sammamish Rd. The main entrance to Lake Sammamish State Park will be on your right in about one half mile. Enter the park and take your first left into the large parking lot. **You will then want to walk out of the parking lot back towards the entrance, then take a left into the maintenance area. Walk straight towards the sheds and the ranger's house. The nursery is located next to the Maintenance Barn and Rangers’ Houses—look for Greenway event leaders and signs. Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/1MvKRJogzUP2
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