Brackett's Landing South: Edmonds (Puget Sound Steward Led)Join EarthCorps and the City of Edmonds as we work in this beautiful seaside park! Located on the south side of the Edmonds/Kingston Ferry dock, this quaint park offers prime space to picnic and view the Olympic Mountains across the Puget Sound. It is also a marine sanctuary which makes maintaining the adjacent native vegetation all the more important!
The BasicsWe will supply the gloves and tools and 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 prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new! This video may give you a better idea of what to expect.
This event is led by the Puget Sound Stewards, who are part of our program that matches enthusiastic and motivated volunteers to nearshore habitat restoration sites in need of longterm stewardship.
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 (check the weather!)
- Sack lunch and snacks
- Full water bottle
What will volunteers be doing at the event?While the exact tasks at hand vary, our projects focus on improving the forests, shorelines, and parks in our local cities. Healthy and thriving forests and shorelines are vital to our community because they absorb and naturally 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
- 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 and integral 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 meet 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.
DirectionsAddress: 100 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020
Note: There is also a Brackett's Landing North, which is north of the ferry terminal. You want to go to Brackett's Landing South, which is south of the terminal.
By Bus: Check current routes on Community Transit’s Trip Planner: www.communitytransit.org/busservice/tripplanner
From I-5 North:
- Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 177 to merge onto WA-104 W/NE 205th St/Lake Ballinger Way
- Keep right to continue on WA-104 W/Edmonds Way, follow signs for Kingston Ferry
- Drive to Railroad Ave
- Turn left onto W Dayton St
- Turn right onto Railroad Ave
- The park will be on your left
From I-5 South:
- Take exit 181 to merge onto WA-524 W/196th St SW
- Continue on WA-524 W. Drive to Railroad Ave in Edmonds
- Merge onto WA-524 W/196th St SW
- Slight left onto 3rd Ave N
- Turn right onto Main St
- Turn left onto Railroad Ave
- The park will be on your right