Our annual Fall planting and stewardship event will take place on Saturday, November 19th from 10:00am - 2:00pm, at the upper restoration sites. First time and returning volunteers are absolutely welcome to join in and help make North Creek Forest healthier!
All of the native plants we will be planting are generously donated by Bartlett Tree Experts, who also donated plants at the Spring event earlier this year! The new trees and shrubs will help stabilize slopes and also fill in empty areas within the restoration sites.
For part of stewardship, there are patches of Himalayan blackberry and English ivy, both invasive weeds, that we will remove to provide more growing room for existing native plants. Identification lessons will be taught by our experienced forest volunteers. We will also spread mulch, provided by Northwest Arboriculture, to reduce erosion and increase soil nutrients as the other part of stewardship.
All of your hard work will be rewarded at the event's end with a homemade chili and cornbread feed prepared by the Friends of North Creek Forest's board members! It will be a delicious end to a rewarding day. And after you fill up on chili - head down to the Forest Research Expo at the Lower Restoration Sites.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this form to sign up as it links directly to our volunteer database, and will automatically include you on this event's emails.
Thanks again, and we hope to see you on November 19th!