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2040 84th Avenue SE
2040 84th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206.275.7609
Fax: 206.275.7868
Email: miparks@mercergov.. . .
Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Forest Stewardship and Adopt-a-park

Program Overview

Our parks and open spaces need your help!

Many people are interested in preserving the forested character of the island, but are not sure how to help. Forest Stewardship provides a variety of ways to get involved. You can join a weekend work party. Or, with training, you can work on your own, lead a group pulling ivy, or work behind the scenes recruiting volunteers and handling project logistics. There is something for everyone to do.

For more information on Forest Stewardship, call the Parks Natural Resource Manager at 275-7879.


Current Stewardship Events

Each year, citizens donate hundreds of hours of their time to maintain our parks and open spaces - picking up litter, cutting ivy from trees, painting over graffiti, or repairing trails. There are dozens of opportunities each year listed in the City Calendar as well as the printable 2017 Forest Restoration Event Calendar.


Forest Stewardship Training

 

Forest Stewardship training provides citizens with the skills and knowledge to run effective volunteer projects. This training covers field leadership, project organization and technical aspects of performing restoration work with volunteers. People who take the training become Forest Stewards who are qualified to lead projects on behalf of the Parks and Recreation Department. Forest Stewards also help each other by playing supporting roles (organizing tools, leading teams, handling sign-in, etc.) on each other's projects.

 

Resources
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Project Planning Form
Project Checklist
Tool Sign Out
Emergency Plan form

  Forest Stewards may find the following links useful.
Washington Native Plant Society
Ivy Out
No Ivy League
MIparks.org
Invasives on the Web
King County Noxious Weed Board
 

 



 

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