Thank you to everyone who volunteered at our first forest restoration event of 2017! This was also our groundbreaking event at the new 242nd St. Restoration Site on North Creek Forest's northwestern border.
In only a few hours, we cleared about 10 cubic yards of invasive Himalayan blackberry, putting most cuttings into yard waste bins generously provided by the neighbors on 242nd St., and created an in-field compost pile for the leftover cuttings. We also moved 10 cubic yards of mulch off of the street to within the restoration site's boundaries. Lastly, we removed numerous pieces of garbage from North Creek Forest, ranging from sign posts to an old propane tank!
Removing the invasive plants made room for our future native plants, and the mulch will be spread at future forest restoration events to reduce erosion and provide nutrients to the site's soils.
We'd also like to give a special thank-you to Bartlett Tree Expert's Kenmore office and Bothell's Boy Scout Troop 420 for donating the day's mulch from chipped up Christmas trees! They provided the same service last year, and we hope to continue the tradition in 2018!
Interested in volunteering again? Please visit our Website, Facebook, or VolunteerMatch pages for future volunteer opportunities.
You can find more event photos on our Flickr page!