Earth Day at the Arboretum
Give back to public lands and help restore the park!
Saturday, April 24
9 a.m. to Noon
Washington Park Arboretum – 2300 Arboretum Drive E. Seattle WA 98112
Once again, the Arboretum Foundation is partnering with UW Botanic Gardens and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to organize a work service event at the Arboretum on Earth Day. We have instituted a number of safety policies this year due to Covid-19, including a 15 person work-site maximum, and reducing gathering points.
Read on for our COVID Safety Guidelines!
WHEN: Saturday, April 24th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. *Note pre-registration is required, no walk ups.
WHERE: Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98112. Arrive at the Graham Visitors Center Parking Lot.
WHAT: Volunteers will restore Washington Park Arboretum through removing invasive species, weeding collections, and mulching planting beds.
PARKING DETAILS: Go to the Visitor Center Parking Lot, and follow instructions to check-in. You will then be immediately sent out to your work-site after checking in. Most volunteers will drive to their work-site, unless noted when you register that you are on foot (we will send you to the closest work site).
*** Some organized teams will be sent directly to their work location to check-in, you will receive more instruction about this if so.
BRING WITH YOU: Please bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated, food to help sustain you, and gloves to work in. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
CAPACITY: This year our event will have a total limited capacity of 65 volunteers; volunteers are working in 5 smaller groups of 15 total people in projects separated throughout the park.
*Any volunteer under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
COVID SAFETY GUIDELINES:
We are operating this event under strict Covid-19 guidelines to focus on the safety of our volunteers and staff.
- Volunteers will not attend the event if they have symptoms of Covid-19, or have had known exposure to Covid-19.
- Facemasks are REQUIRED.
- Please maintain 6 ft social distancing from others.
- Bring work gloves.
- Groups sizes will be kept to 15 people, and we will reduce gathering points.
- Bring your own water, and snacks.
- Pre-registration is REQUIRED, no walk-ups.
- Sanitize upon arrival! Our tools will be sanitized before and after use.
- Volunteers agree to their contact information being stored for contact tracing purposes.
QUESTIONS? Contact our Volunteer Department at email@example.com or phone at 206-325-4510.
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