Seahurst Park: Burien

Join EarthCorps and the Green Burien Partnership as we continue forest restoration in Seahurst Park!



We will be planting trees in the newly restored upper parking lot restoration stie. In 2019 volunteers helped get this restoration started by removing invasive English Ivy and EarthCorps crews have been maintaining and expanding restoration throughout 2020. To finish up the year, we are hosting a small volunteer event to plant trees and spread mulch. 

The Basics

We know you are excited to get back to restoring our public green spaces so we implemented some new procedures and protocols to help you safely do so! You can read them here and watch this video to do your part to volunteer responsibly.

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!

For your safety and comfort please bring:

  • Personal face mask and gloves if you have them
  • 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)


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

We are not coordinating group registration at this time. Feel free to have all interested parties sign up individually as available spots permit! If you have any questions please reach out to us at volunteer@earthcorps.org

Youth Policy

Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 that are not with a parent or guardian must submit a digital Youth Waiver before the day of the event.

The digital waiver process is first initiated when the youth participant registers online. After the youth participant enters parent/guardien details, the digital waiver will be sent to the parent/guardian for two part authentication. 

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. 
 

No upcoming volunteer events for this location