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Lend a Hand! Green Kirkland Partnership Needs Help on MLK Day

The Green Kirkland Partnership will work to restore the Carillon Woods in Houghton on Jan. 21 by removing invasive plants.

 

Editor's Note: The following is an announcement from the Green Kirkland Partnership.

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Dear Green Kirkland Partnership Supporter,

Do something great on Monday Jan. 21 during the Martin Luther King Day of Service! Volunteer to restore the forest at Carillon Woods in Kirkland. A Washington Conservation Corps crew and a Green Kirkland Steward will show you how to remove harmful invasive plants.

Date: Monday January 21

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Place: Carillon Woods (5429 106th Ave NE, Kirkland 98033)

See directions below.  Please arrive early to find parking and allow time for sign-in.  

Sponsor: The Urban Forestry Restoration Project, administered by the Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources Urban and Community Forestry Program (DNR)

Suitable for: Adults, Teens, and Families. Minors under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. Youth 14 to 17 years must be accompanied by an adult, or bring a signed city waiver form, or a parent/guardian to sign you in.

What to Bring

  • Dress for the weather and wear layers of comfortable clothing
  • Sturdy shoes or boots
  • Work gloves if you have your own (we also provide them)
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle

Please sign up at greenkirkland@kirklandwa.gov. Advance sign up is important for planning purposes; however, volunteers who show up on the day are also welcome. For questions about the event please contact greenkirkland@kirklandwa.gov. Day of event phone: 360-742-8760.

We hope to see you on January 21!

Sincerely,

  • Lisa McConnell, Green Kirkland Steward, Houghton Parks Volunteers
  • Derek Voelker, Washington Conservation Corps
  • Sharon Rodman, Green Kirkland Partnership, Kirkland Parks & Community Services

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Directions: Map

From I-405 Southbound, take exit 17 toward NE 70th Place, turn left onto NE 72nd Place. NE 72nd Place becomes NE 68th Street. Turn left/south onto 108th Avenue NE. Turn right/west onto NE 55th St, then left/south onto 106th Ave NE.  Meet at the corner of 106th Ave NE and NE 55th St.  Street parking available.

From I-405 Northbound, merge onto WA-520 W via exit 14 and take the 108th Avenue NE exit. Turn right onto 108th Avenue NE. Continue along 108th Avenue NE. Turn left/west onto NE 53rd Street then turn right onto 106th Avenue NE.  Meet at the corner of 106th Ave NE and NE 55th St.  Street parking available.

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Mark Your Calendar:

·         Wednesdays, at Cotton Hill Park, 10 to 11 am.  Contact Karen Story karen@tinyisland.com .

·         Thursdays, at Juanita Bay Park, 10 am to 12 pm. Contact Nona Ganz, 425.822.1618, nonaganz@frontier.com.

·         Saturday March 16, 10 am to 2 pm, at Cotton Hill Park. Sign up at www.earthcorps.org

·         Saturday April 13, 9 am to 12 pm at Kiwanis Park. Contact codegard@uw.edu

·         Saturday April 20, Earth Day Event, 10 am to 2 pm at Juanita Bay Park. Sign up at www.earthcorps.org.

More events listed at www.greenkirkland.org

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