Yost Park: Edmonds (Puget Sound Steward Led)Join EarthCorps Puget Sound Stewards and the City of Edmonds as we continue to restore one of Edmond's largest forested parks! Yost Park is situated along Shell Creek which empties into Puget Sound, making it even more important for us to help keep the forest healthy and thriving.
The BasicsWe will supply the gloves and tools and will teach you everything you need to know about tool use, safety, forest health, and the importance of the work you will be doing. No prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new! This video may give you a better idea of what to expect.
This event is led by the Puget Sound Stewards, who are part of our program that matches enthusiastic and motivated volunteers to nearshore habitat restoration sites in need of longterm stewardship.
For your safety and comfort please bring:
- Clothing that can get dirty (because it will!)
- Long pants and long sleeves (helps protect against prickly plants)
- Sturdy shoes that can handle some mud (closed toed shoes are required such as work boots, hiking boots, rubber boots, etc. NO sandals, flats, or heels)
- Rain gear and warm layers (check the weather!)
- Sack lunch and snacks
- Full water bottle
What will volunteers be doing at the event?While the exact tasks at hand vary, our projects focus on improving the forests, shorelines, and parks in our local cities. Healthy and thriving forests and shorelines are vital to our community because they absorb and naturally filter rain water, produce clean oxygen, provide living spaces for wildlife, and create a place for people to connect with the outdoors.
In order to help create healthy forests, the work can include:
- Removing aggressive weeds (like English Ivy or Himalayan Blackberry)
- Maintaining areas where these weeds have been removed
- Planting trees and shrubs during the rainy season (often Oct.-Feb.)
GroupsIf you are coming as a group, the group leaders are expected to have an active and integral role in our events. Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org before the event to make sure everything is in order. On the day of the event, make yourself known to the staff (in bright yellow vests) and arrive early in order to meet your group members.
Youth PolicyYouth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult. All volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 that are not with a parent or guardian must bring a filled out Youth Waiver the day of the event.
Youth and school groups are welcome to attend; leaders should contact the Volunteer Team to take care of all necessary preparations.
DirectionsAddress: 9535 Bowdoin Way, Edmonds, WA 98020
Directions from I-5 N:
- Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 177 to merge onto WA-104 W/NE 205th St/Lake Ballinger Way
- Merge onto WA-104 W/NE 205th St/Lake Ballinger Way
- Turn right onto 95th Pl W
- Turn left onto 220th St SW
- Turn right onto 96th Ave W
- Entrance to the park will be straight ahead (but slightly to your right) when you intersect with Bowdoin Way.
Directions from I-5 S:
- Take exit 179 for 220th St SW
- Turn right onto 220th St SW
- Turn right onto 96th Ave W
- Entrance to the park will be straight ahead (but slightly to your right) when you intersect with Bowdoin Way