Leschi Park: Central Seattle

Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue to work in Leschi Park! This rolling hillside with great views of Lake Washington was once a campsite of Chief Leschi of the Nisqually tribe.

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

Closest Address: 150 Lakeside Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
 
Meeting Location: Grassy field on the west side of Lakeside Ave S.
From I-5 Southbound:
  • Take exit 168B for WA 520
  • Continue onto WA-520 E
  • Take the Montlake Blvd exit
  • Turn right onto E Montlake Pl E
  • Continue onto 24th Ave E
  • Turn left onto E Interlaken Blvd
  • Turn right onto Lake Washington Blvd E
  • Continue onto Lakeside Ave
From I-5 Northbound:
  • Take exit 164A to merge onto I-90 E
  • Turn right onto Rainier Ave S
  • Turn left onto S Massachusetts St.
  • Turn left onto 23rd Ave S
  • Turn right onto E Yesler Way
  • Turn left onto 32nd Ave
  • 32nd Ave turns becomes Lake Dell Ave
  • Lake Dell Ave becomes E Alder St
  • Turn right onto Lake Washington Blvd















By Bus: Check current routes on King County Metro’s Trip Planner: http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/
Sign UpSaturday, September 30th: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Number of volunteer positions available: 8