Restoration of Wetland 14
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…
Wetland ecosystems are critical areas to the overall health of watershed systems. This wetland is part of the greater Cedar-Sammamish Watershed, which is comprised of the land area in which rainwater drains into Lake Washington. Wetlands offer important ecosystem services, such as water purification, flood control, culture value, and groundwater replenishment. Both King County Parks and Recreation and Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust recognize and appreciate the value of these wetland areas, and continue to work together to restore and protect them.
Volunteers will be working on land recently acquired by King County. This is an important time in land acquisition to prevent invasive species from taking over the site before native species have time to establish. Volunteers can expect to be part of this effort by removing invasive species and planting native species.