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MLK Day 2019: Greenway Trust Tree Potting

When
Monday, January 21 - 10am to 2pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Urban and Edge Communities
Location
Greenway Nursery
Description

Join thousands of volunteers nationwide in making Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day a "day on, not a day off". We will be celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day by helping grow our nursery potting up over 1,000 native trees and shrubs together.

The Greenway Native Plant Nursery is home to nearly 30,000 native trees and shrubs. From the very start of their journey with the Greenway Trust, these trees are cared for by volunteers. At the nursery, volunteers pot these trees and shrubs, and after they have grown in our nursery for about two years, volunteers will plant these plants again, this time in their final homes in urban forests, parks, and open spaces throughout the Greenway landscape.

Thank you for joining us this MLK Day! Remember to sign the e-waiver online and save time day of!

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: Please park at Tibbets Beach parking lot in Lake Sammamish State Park. Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/yiccno1nzz72 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.
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