Fall Planting at Hillwood Park: ShorelineJoin EarthCorps, the City of Shoreline, and the Hillwood Neighborhood Association as we work in Hillwood Park! This slice of wetland right next to Einstein Middle School hosts a tributary to Boeing Creek and habitat for creatures such as hummingbirds and mallard ducks. The park also offers a playground, a horseshoe pit, restrooms, and playfields.
The BasicsEarthCorps 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
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.)
GroupsIf you are coming as a group, the group leaders are expected to have an active 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 help guide 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.
DirectionsMeeting Location: Hillwood Park parking lot
By Bus: There are bus stops at the intersections of NW Richmond Beach Rd & 3rd Ave NW and 3rd Ave NW and NW 191st St. Check out http://www.tripplanner.metrokc.gov/ for more public transit information.
Driving from I-5 North:
- Take exit 176 for NE 175th St towards Shoreline
- Turn left onto NE 175th St
- Turn right onto Aurora Ave N
- Turn left onto N 185th St and continue onto N Richmond Beach Rd
- Turn right onto 3rd Ave NW
- Hillwood Park will be on the left
Driving from I-5 South:
- Take exit 177 towards WA-104 W/NE 205th St/Lake Ballinger Way
- Turn left onto N 205th St/244th St SW/Lake Ballinger Way. Continue to follow N 205th St/244th St SW
- Turn left onto 3rd Ave NW
- Hillwood Park will be on the right