Earth Day at the Arboretum
Give back to public lands and help restore the park!
Saturday, April 23, 2022
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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. Help restore the Arboretum by removing invasive ivy and weeding the plant collections!
Pre-registration is required: No walk-ups! Any volunteer under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult (1 adult for every 2 youth). Please register any children attending to ensure that you are matched with a worksite that’s appropriate for youth.
Space is limited, so sign up soon!!
WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm.
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: Drive to the address listed above (Graham Visitors Center), and our parking staff and signage will direct you to the correct parking area.
CHECK IN & SITE ASSIGNMENT: After parking, please follow the directions from staff/signs to Crabapple Meadow, where you will check-in. Here, you will be assigned a work group (we will have 6 to 7 work sites throughout the park). There will be a large group welcome and photo, then volunteers will meet their site leader and team and walk out to their worksites together.
BRING WITH YOU: Please bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated, food to help sustain you, and gloves to work in*. Please wear long pants, bring a layer or a raincoat, and closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Please come dressed for the weather, this event will happen rain or shine!
PROVIDED: Tools and training
- Stay home if you have symptoms or test positive for Covid-19.
- Bring your own beverages, and snacks for the work day.
- Facemasks are not required, but you may wear one if you choose.
- Bring work gloves, if you can. *We will have some available if you are unable to bring a pair.
- Volunteers may need to walk 5 to 15 minutes out to their specific worksite and may also need to walk 5+ minutes to the nearest restroom.
- Youth under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult who can take responsibility for their behavior (1 adult for every 2 youth).
- The work on the Arboretum grounds is very physical, and the tasks may involve navigation across uneven ground.
QUESTIONS? Contact our Volunteer Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 206-325-4510.
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