Shoreline Arbor Day at Darnell Park!Join the City of Shoreline and EarthCorps as we celebrate Arbor Day in Darnell Park! This is a small park nestled into a residential area alongside the Interurban Trail in Shoreline. It houses a natural area and a wide variety of native plants and trees.
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
- If you have a favorite pair of gloves, feel free to bring them (otherwise we're happy to provide a pair)
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. After registering your group, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
DirectionsApproximate Address: 1125 N 165th St, Shoreline, WA 98133
Meeting Location: We will meet at the canopies located by the park information signs, just off N 165th and the Interurban Trail
- From Highway 99 (Aurora) Southbound: Turn left on N 165th St, the park is located on the right off the Interurban Trail between Aurora and Stone Ave N
- From Highway 99 (Aurora) Northbound: Turn right on N 165th St, the park is located on the right off the Interurban Trail between Aurora and Stone Ave N
- From I-5 Southbound: Take exit 176 for NE 175th St toward Shoreline, Turn right onto N 175th St, Turn left onto Meridian Ave N, Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto Ashworth Ave N, Turn right at the1st cross street onto N 165th St, the park is located on the left off the Interurban Trail between Aurora and Stone Ave N
- From I-5 Northbound: Take exit 175 toward WA-523/NE 145th St, Merge onto 5th Ave NE, Turn left onto NE 155th St, Turn right onto Ashworth Ave N, Turn left onto N 165th St, the park is located on the left off the Interurban Trail between Aurora and Stone Ave N