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Wetland Restoration at Luther Burbank Park

When
Saturday, October 23, 2021: 9-12pm
Event Type
Description

Join the Greenway Trust and the City of Mercer Island on Saturday, October 23rd, to celebrate the City of Mercer Island's Arbor Day by participating in restoring a wetland at Luther Burbank Park.

Luther Burbank Park, located on the north end of Mercer Island, is 77 acres of open park area along Lake Washington managed by the City of Mercer Island. The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is partnering with the City to restore a wetland area in the south end of the park. These wetlands are home to 135 species of birds, 50 species of waterfowl, raccoons, beaver, muskrats, tree frogs and rabbit. 

This project is in partnership with the City of Mercer Island with funding from King County Waterworks funding allocated by Councilmember Balducci. In October, the Greenway Trust is celebrating our long-term partnership with Carter Subaru, whose support has assisted in the planting of over 200,000 trees since 2008.

Project Difficulty
Moderate
Age Restriction
Open to all ages. Participants under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring
COVID-19 Update: We are dedicated to keeping volunteers and event leads safe during our events. Volunteers are required to follow our COVID-19 safety guidelines, regardless of vaccination status.

In addition to our COVID-19 safety guidelines, please be prepared with the following:

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
This site is accessed from the Luther Burbank Park South Lot. This is walking distance from the Mercer Island Park and Ride as well as accessed off of the Mountains to Sound Greenway I-90 bike trail. Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/KyRRM5pxCx6v1skq8 Directions: From I-90 Eastbound, take exit 7A. Turn left. Take a right on N Mercer Way. Turn left onto SE 26th St. Look for signs for the south lot and Greenway event signs.
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