Fall Planting Event at Edmonds Marsh

Join EarthCorps and Friends of Edmonds Marsh, with support from the Hazel Miller Foundation and City of Edmonds, as we work to improve Edmonds Marsh!  This is a unique asset to the city as it provides living space for local and migrant birds and filters rain water coming from nearby streets before it drains into Puget Sound. 


The Basics

EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water and snack bars. We 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 experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new! Be sure to sign in at registration when you arrive.

This video may give you a better idea of what to expect.

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 -OR- sun protection (check the weather!)
  • Sack lunch and snacks (to refuel)
  • Full water bottle (we will have a jug on-site for re-fills)
  • Travel mug for tea/coffee
  • If you have a favorite pair of gloves, feel free to bring them (otherwise we're happy to provide a pair)
The event will happen rain or shine!

What will volunteers be doing at the event?

While the exact tasks can vary, our projects focus on improving the forests and parks in our local cities. Healthy and thriving forests are vital to our community because they absorb and 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 (weeding or spreading mulch)
  • Planting trees and shrubs during the rainy season (often ~Oct.-Feb.)


If you are coming as a group, the group leaders are expected to have an active role in our events. After registering your group, please get in touch with volunteer@earthcorps.org 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 help guide your group members.

Youth Policy

Youth 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. 


EarthCorps encourages carpooling, biking, and using public transportation to get to our projects.

Closest Address: 180 W Dayton St,  Edmonds, WA

Driving: From I-5

  • Take exit 177- Edmonds/WA-104/ Kingston Ferry
  • Head west off I-5 following signs for Edmonds and Kingston ferry
  • As you near downtown Edmonds, follow signs for Kingston Ferry/Waterfront
  • After about a half-mile take a left onto Dayton Ave
  • Take the second left into Harbor Square (unfortunately there are no signs, but if you cross the RR tracks you've gone too far). The Marsh will be on your right from here.
  • Take your second possible right and follow the road back. You will dead end into the Marsh access area. You'll see the Marsh sign and boardwalk in front of you. Park, and meet us up on the boardwalk.

No upcoming volunteer events for this location