Plant with us at Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island
For safety, volunteers are required to wear:
- Long pants (we’ll be working with tools, so no shorts!)
- Sturdy, close-toed shoes (absolutely no sandals)
- Gloves (provided)
In addition, we recommend that participants bring:
- Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
- Rain gear
- Big sack lunch
- At least one full water bottle
- Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc…
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. In 2018, volunteers planted an entire urban forest in Luther Burbank Park at the City of Mercer Island's first Arbor Day. Volunteers will build on these efforts by planting more plants at this park with the Greenway Trust.
During the volunteer event, volunteers will learn to plant a potted plant, and together we will increase native plant cover in the park. This will make a big difference to this important wetland area!
No experience necessary – all training provided. Please remember to sign the e-waiver (link in agenda email) prior to the event. Thank you!