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Tree Planting at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park

When
Saturday, November 18
Event Type
Location
Me-Kwa-Mooks
Description

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park is a hidden gem in Seattle’s parks and open spaces. This West Seattle natural area occupies a unique historic and ecological niche and faces Puget Sound. Unfortunately, ecological conditions within the Park are heavily affected by substantial infestations of invasive species, primarily English ivy, that threaten native plants and habitat. Volunteers will join the Greenway Trust and project partners to improve ecological conditions within the Park and local water quality by clearing invasive weeds from and restoring the park through the planting of native trees and shrubs (with a focus on native conifers).

Project Difficulty
Easy to 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 (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
  • Rain gear
  • Big sack lunch
  • At least one full water bottle
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc…
    Driving Directions
    Park anywhere along Beach Dr SW north of SW Oregon St. Look for Greenway signs and staff in the meadow area adjacent to Beach Dr. From 99, head west on the West Seattle Bridge. Continue straight onto Fauntleroy Way SW and turn right onto SW Genesee St. In 0.8 miles, turn left onto 49th Ave SW. Turn right onto SW Hudson St after 0.5 miles, and continue onto SW Jacobsen Rd. Turn right onto Beach Dr SW, and look for the natural area on the right in 0.2 miles. Park anywhere on Beach Dr north of SW Oregon St and look for Greenway signs and staff. Google: https://goo.gl/maps/oXp1ypUYdhF2
    [-122.403668, 47.563712]