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Tree Planting Celebration at Luther Burbank Park

When
Saturday, October 20 - 9am to 2pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Urban and Edge Communities
Location
Luther Burbank Park
Description
We’ve got a tree for you to plant! Join us as we kick off our fall tree planting season at the Greenway's Annual Tree Planting Celebration on October 20, 2018. This year, we have a lot to celebrate. The City of Mercer Island will be recognized as a designated Tree City USA and will be celebrating their first Arbor Day. We are also celebrating Carter Subaru's 10th year of partnership and support of the Greenway Trust. This event is a wonderful day to give back as we come together to plant over 1,000 native trees and shrubs to improve and enhance urban forest habitat.

Hosted by the City of Mercer Island and sponsored by Carter Subaru, celebrations will include coffee, food, music, education opportunities, and of course planting enjoyment for the whole crowd. Planting events are great for individuals, families, groups, and work teams. With no experience needed, we encourage everyone to join in on the fun!

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
Want to lower your carbon footprint even more today? We encourage car pooling or taking public transit to this event - the Mercer Island Park-and-Ride is only 2 blocks away from the celebration! Otherwise, look for event signs and parking attendants to direct you where to park! 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. Continue on North Mercer Way and take a left at the second stop light, for SE 26th Street. Continue straight into the Luther Burbank South Parking Lot. Look for event signs and staff! 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. Continue straight into the Luther Burbank South Parking Lot. Look for event signs and staff!
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