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Restoration at Luther Burbank

When
Saturday, September 15 - 10am to 2pm
Event Type
Location
Luther Burbank Park
Description

Volunteers are dedicated to Mercer Island's public spaces. The wonderful 35 parks, over 400 acres of natural areas and more than 50 miles of trails offer many reasons for volunteers to want to give back to the area. Work to improve these areas continues on, with removing invasive plants, planting native trees and shrubs, and improving trails.

One very special park is  Luther Burbank Park. Not only is it a great spot to recreate, it is an important rest stop for many species of migratory birds and is home to at least one family of beavers. During the volunteer event, we will be removing various invasive species such as blackberry, ivy, holly, and more to ensure the survival of the native vegetation. Your work will make a big difference to this important wetland 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
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/MqLX8HJ7M462 From I-90 eastbound, take exit #7A (77th Ave SE). Turn left onto 77th Ave SE. At the stop sign turn right onto North Mercer Way. Go one long block to the stop light. Go straight through the stop light and take the next left onto 81st Ave SE. Go one block to the next stop sign. Turn right onto SE 24th St. and go approximately two city blocks to the intersection of 84th Ave SE. Turn left into Luther Burbank Park. From I-90 westbound, take exit #7 (Island Crest Way). Turn right onto Island Crest Way/SE 26th St. Go one block to the stop sign. Turn left onto 84th Ave SE. Go one block to the stop sign. The entrance to Luther Burbank Park is straight ahead.
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