Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance.
Kirkland, WA – October 5, 2012 – Before the winter takes over, the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA) is calling for volunteers to rein in the weeds and re-tag the trees planted in the past year in the eastern Juanita Woodlands.
The work party runs from 9am to noon on Saturday October 27, 2012.
Everything takes place on the east side of Juanita Drive. Volunteers can meet at 78th Place NE and NE 120th. (Turn east off Juanita Drive onto 120th Street.) Bring work gloves, loppers, and shovels if you can. Coffee and water will be supplied.
As it happens, thousands of others across the country will be doing similar work with the Alliance for Community Trees having declared October to be National NeighborWoods™ Month. The non-profit organization founded in 1993 recruits volunteers in 44 states and Canada to plant and care for millions of trees.
FHNA has been around for just as long (then known as Denny Creek Neighborhood Alliance) and has a long history of tree preservation.
The 40-acre Juanita Woodlands was saved from development with local donors paying more than half a million dollars eight years ago in an initiative to help King County secure the land from the state of Washington. Since then, hundreds of volunteers have done clean-up work in the area bordering both sides of Juanita Drive near Fire Station 25. Thousands of trees have been planted as part of a long-term restoration effort after discovery of diseases affecting mature trees throughout the woodlands.
To get more information on the woodlands cleanup, contact Teresa Chilelli at TChilelli@aol.com or call 425-501-4693.
The mission of the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance is to coordinate our active community of residents and regional partners to preserve, protect, and restore this natural environment, and to promote the welfare of the Finn Hill community by engaging in civic issues. For more information, visit the FHNA website at www.finnhillalliance.org or the Facebook page (search Finn Hill Alliance).