Frink Park: Central Seattle

Join EarthCorps the Green Seattle Partnership and Friends of Frink Park in an effort to protect open spaces from the threat of English ivy, an invasive plant that covers trees and results in a loss of native habitat.  We may also perform restoration site maintenance and monitoring on sites in which we have previously worked.

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
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. Please get in touch with volunteer@earthcorps.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 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

Meeting Location: https://goo.gl/maps/adjxJdbeV5k

Parking is very limited, so leave extra time to find a spot in the neighborhood. 

FROM I-5 SOUTHBOUND
 
--Take 520 E toward Bellevue/Kirkland
--Take the first exit off of 520 toward Montlake/University of Washington
--Take a RIGHT at the top of the exit onto E. MONTLAKE PLACE
--Follow E. MONTLAKE PLACE south as it becomes 24th AVE and then 23rd AVE  (you do not have to turn at all, stay on this same road)
--Continue to follow 23rd AVE E SOUTH
--Turn LEFT on YESLER WAY 
--Turn RIGHT on 32ND AVE S 
--Turn LEFT on S WASHINGTON ST 
--S WASHINGTON ST becomes S FRINK PL as you enter Frink Park
--At the intersection take a RIGHT onto LAKE WASHINGTON BLVD S. Make sure you follow Lake Washington Blvd, almost a U-turn
--Follow LAKE WASHINGTON BLVD until you see our registration area. Parking is very limited, so leave extra time to find a spot in the neighborhood. 
 
FROM I-5 NORTHBOUND
 
--Take the DEARBORN ST./JAMES ST. exit- EXIT 164A- toward MADISON ST. 
--Take the DEARBORN ST. exit 
--Turn RIGHT onto S DEARBORN ST/WA-167. 
--Continue to follow S DEARBORN ST to intersection with RAINIER AVE S.
--Turn LEFT onto RAINIER AVE S.
--At the intersection of RAINIER and JACKSON, continue STRAIGHT through the intersection onto 14th AVE.
--From 14th AVE, turn RIGHT onto S YESLER ST. 
--Follow S. YESLER ST as it crosses MLK way 
--Turn RIGHT on 32ND AVE S 
--Turn LEFT on S WASHINGTON ST 
--S WASHINGTON ST becomes S FRINK PL as you enter Frink Park
--At the intersection take a RIGHT onto LAKE WASHINGTON BLVD. Make sure you follow Lake Washington Blvd, almost a U-turn
--Follow LAKE WASHINGTON BLVD until you see our registration area. Parking is very limited, so leave extra time to find a spot in the neighborhood. 
 
 

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