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Restoration at Discovery Park

When
Saturday, July 28 - 9am - 1pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Urban and Edge Communities
Location
Discovery Park
Description

As the City of Seattle's largest multi-use park at 534 acres, Discovery Park is a park of regional significance. It is a major draw for a wide demographic range of users as well as recreational opportunities. It is also one of the best places in Seattle for bird watching with over 230 species identified.

Many of the areas of the park have been degraded by invasive plant species and lack the diverse habitat needed to provide a balanced ecosystem. We will be continuing our restoration efforts by removing these invasive species and spreading mulch in preparation for planting native vegetation in the fall. In addition, volunteers will have the opportunity to water our native plants to help ensure a high rate of survival during the warm, dry months of summer. The project will enhance the species diversity, forest structure and function of the area.

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
  • Big sack lunch
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • At least one full water bottle
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc…
Driving Directions
We will meet in the Discovery Park South Parking Lot Google Map: https://goo.gl/OqdtgQ From I-5: - Take the exit for NE 45th ST. - From the exit ramp, head WEST (a left hand turn if you are coming from the south and a right hand turn if you are coming from the north) merge onto NE 45th ST. - Follow NE 45th ST west. It travels under US99 and then becomes 46th ST and then N MARKET ST as you near Ballard. - From MARKET ST, turn LEFT onto 15th AVE NW crossing over BALLARD BRIDGE. Just as you leave the bridge, turn right onto W EMERSON ST. - Follow W EMERSON ST to a 4-way intersection where you turn RIGHT onto GILMAN AVE W. Stay on GILMAN AVE W as it turns into W GOVERNMENT WAY. - Take a Left onto 34th Ave W at the 4-way stop after the Shell gas station. - Take a RIGHT onto W Emerson St. Follow W Emerson St until you see the Mountains to Sound Greenway Event sign. Turn right into the park. - Look for Greenway signs and staff.
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