Editor's Note: The following is a notice from Green Kirkland.
Come celebrate Arbor Day and help plant the future forest of Kirkland's Crestwoods Park! This is a great event to help the forest, work side by side with your neighbors, and give back to our wonderful parks. Once the work is done we will celebrate Arbor Day with a ceremonial tree planting celebration and free pizza!
The band Pearl Jam is funding the event through the conservation group Forterra, as it did last year when guitarist Stone Gossard showed up, including paying for more than 500 native plants to put into the ground! Please spread the volunteer opportunity to family, friends, schools, businesses, work places, and non-profit organizations.
Date: Saturday November 10
Planting Work Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Arbor Day Ceremony: 12 to 12:15 pm
FREE PIZZA: 12:15 pm
Place: Crestwoods Park (1818 6th Street, Kirkland WA 98033). See directions below. Please arrive early to find parking and allow time for sign-in. We will be meeting at the north end of the ball fields near the trail head.
Equipment: Forterra and Kirkland Parks will provide tools, gloves, instruction, water, coffee, and light refreshments during the event.
Sponsors: Pearl Jam Band and Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy)
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 Forterra or city waiver form, or a parent/guardian to sign you in.
More information and sign up: http://www.forterra.org/events/green_kirkland_arbor_day_event.
Advance signup is important for planning purposes; however, volunteers who show up on the day are also welcome. For questions please contact Andrea Mojzak, firstname.lastname@example.org or Deb Powers, Urban Forester, at 425-587-3261 or email@example.com.
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)
Andrea Mojzak, Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy)
Deb Powers, City of Kirkland Urban Forester
Judi Radloff, Crestwoods Park Steward
Sharon Rodman, Green Kirkland Partnership, Kirkland Parks & Community Services
Please consider walking, bicycling, carpooling, or taking the bus
Crestwoods Park (1818 6th Street, Kirkland WA 98033).
From I-405, take the NE 85th Street/WA-908 exit (exit 18) and go west towards downtown Kirkland.
NE 85th Street / WA-908 becomes Central Way near the downtown area
At the end of Central Way turn right/north onto Market Street
Turn right onto 18th Ave
Turn left onto 6th Street and park at the ball fields in the lot between 18th and 19th Ave.
We will be meeting at the North end of the ball fields near the trail head.
Other Upcoming Green Kirkland Partnership Restoration Events:
- Thursdays: November 1, 8, 15 and 29, at Juanita Bay Park, 12 to 2 pm. Contact June Fletcher, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Saturday, November 3 at Everest Park, 9 am to 12 pm. Contact Chris LaPointe, email@example.com. Sign up online at www.earthcorps.org.
- Saturday, November 24 at Juanita Bay Park, 9 am to 12 pm. Contact JBRollers@gmail.com.