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Mercer Island Arbor Day 2019

When
Saturday, October 19, 2019: 9am to 2pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Urban and Edge Communities
Description

Come celebrate the City of Mercer Island’s Arbor Day! Come plant a tree on the Island and partake in a fun day in habitat restoration with Mercer Island Parks and Recreation and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.

Homestead Park is 11.1 acres of forested open space that includes ballfields, a playground and tennis and basketball courts. The park’s urban forest and wetland help to purify stormwater runoff to improve water quality, contributing to the important ecological function of this park. Currently, Homestead Park is heavily invaded by invasive weed species – ivy, holly, Himalayan blackberry – and is in need of restoration efforts. Volunteers will work together on Arbor Day to enhance this site, plant native trees and shrubs, and enjoy the park together.

Sign up today! This event is perfect for volunteers of all ages and abilities, all training provided and no experience necessary. Lunch and small refreshments will be provided to volunteers.
 

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
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • At least one full water bottle
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc…
Driving Directions
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/F8VJtfpXsXoir69R8 Volunteers will meet at the parking lot of Homestead Fields. Follow I-90 E to Island Crest Way in Mercer Island. Take exit 7B from I-90 E. Follow Island Crest Way and 82nd Ave SE to your destination. Look for Greenway Trust and Mercer Island event signs and staff.
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