Saturday, October 4th from 10am-2pm, we’ll be participating in hands-on conservation work in West Seattle. Nature Consortium will be leading us in removing invasive weeds and mulching, with the possibility of planting as well.
Working out in the elements requires the right apparel. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required, even in the summer. Bring a full water bottle. They will have water available for refills. Tools, gloves, and training will be provided. Granola bars will be provided, but please feel free to bring a lunch as well.
The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest forest in the city of Seattle. The City of Seattle owns about 182 acres that Nature Consortium manages. Nature Consortium is committed to working with the community to steward the greenbelt and enhance the forest health by reintroducing conifers, establishing biodiversity by installing a variety of native trees and shrubs, and removing invasive species such as English ivy and Himalayan blackberry.
We will be removing invasive plants to help native plants survive and to eventually enable future volunteers to plant native trees and shrubs, increasing the biodiversity in the forest. Nature Consortium will provide an orientation including safety, introduction to the West Duwamish Greenbelt, forest health, and forest restoration techniques. No prior experience is necessary. Just come ready to get dirty and have fun! Additionally, there will be live music in the woods while you work.