Green Kirkland hosts Rep. DelBene at MLK Day of Service

Three events still need volunteers.

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 1:30pm
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Green Kirkland will celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of community engagement and the spirit of community service by hosting five events on Monday.

The Green Kirkland Partnership has teamed up with United Way of King County and Tilth Alliance to host the events for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

More than 50 volunteers from United Way, the University of Washington Restoration Ecology Network and Microsoft Corp. will join the Green Kirkland to help restore the forest at North Rose Hill Woodlands Park and four other parks in Kirkland.

Congresswoman Susan DelBene will attend the North Rose Hill Woodlands Park event at 9930 124th Ave. NE from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Volunteers will spend the time doing a mix of restoration activities, which include removing invasive plants like English ivy and Himalayan blackberry and spreading mulch over new restoration areas.

Located in the Rose Hill Neighborhood, the 20-acre park hosts Forbes Creek, a waterway that drains a quarter of Kirkland’s total land area.

Volunteers are still needed to plant native trees and shrubs and save forests from invasive plants at three of the events. Each event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at Rose Hill Meadows Park, O.O. Denny Park and Crestwoods Park. The North Rose Hill Woodlands Park and McAuliffe Park events are full.

All ages and experience levels are welcome. Tools, training and gloves are provided. This event will be led by Green Kirkland staff and students from the UW-REN.

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