Seahurst Park Restoration

Join EarthCorps, Forterra, the City of Burien and the Green Burien Partnership as we begin forest restoration in Seahurst Park! This event is kicking off new restoration in the upland forest. We are restoring this forest, to begin making a connection with the previously restored Seawall along the beach in Seahurst Park. Our work will include removing blackberry and spreading mulch in preparation for native plant installations. 
  
While specific tasks can vary, our projects focus on improving Seahurst Park. This project is supported by King Conservation District, Forterra and the City of Burien as part of the Green City Partnerships. Healthy and thriving forests are vital to our community because they absorb and filter rainwater, produce clean oxygen, provide living spaces for wildlife, and create a place for people to connect with the outdoors.
 
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.)

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.)

Groups

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. 

Directions

Driving instructions
From the North I5 and E 518:
Take WA 518 toward Burien
Keep right, follow signs for South 146th st.
Continue onto 146th st.
Turn right onto 146th st.
Turn left at the first cross street onto SW 144th st.
Turn right onto 13th Ave SW
Continue onto 140th st
Continue into straight SW Seahurst Park Rd. 
The event will be in the upper parking lot to the right of the first stop sign. 
 
Sign UpSaturday, November 23rd: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Number of volunteer positions available: 18