OUR CONSERVATION PARTNER: GREEN RIVER COALITION at RIVERVIEW PARK
GRC is hosting twice-yearly streamside habitat restoration events at Riverview Park in Kent. LEARN MORE.
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Why We Do It:
Because trees and natural green spaces are important and provide essential community benefits such as
- Reduced storm water runoff,
- Improved air and water quality,
- Reduced greenhouse gases,
- Attractive communities,
- Increased property values, and
- Improved quality of life.
Why You Should Do It Too:
Because you want Kent to stay healthy and green for generations to come! Kent's natural areas depend on people like you to help remove aggressive and invasive non-native plants, help plant native species trees and shrubs, and help maintain healthy, beneficial ecosystems.
What We Do At The Events:
Kent Parks Conservation Events are hosted and led by City of Kent Parks employees. Event take place outdoors, rain or shine, in Kent parks and trails. Events include physical activities such as:
- Removing weeds and non-native and invasive plant species
- Planting native plant species including grasses, shrubs and trees
- Spreading mulch or placing cardboard around cleared areas and/or new plants to help prevent new weed growth.
Volunteers restore and conserve Kent's green spaces using non-power hand tools and equipment provided by the city. All plants, mulch and cardboard are provided by the city. Volunteers should bring work gloves if they have them; the city also has some available to use.
All ages may participate. Young dhildren must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or adult guardian at all times. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a completed Minor Waiver Form.
Wear closed-toe, sturdy shoes or boots. For safety reasons, sandals and flip-flops are not allowed. Wear clothes you would use to garden or do yard work in. Dress for the weather, including rain gear if needed.
There is a break mid-way through the work. Bring a filled personal water bottle and a lunch or snack
Please Note: A Minor Waiver Form is required for all volunteers under age 18.
Join us, your friends and neighbors every year as we participate in the world's largest environmental conservation event. This is a great opportunity to show love to our little corner of this big, beautiful planet!
2020 EVENT - REGISTER HERE TODAY!
April 18, 2020 at Morrill Meadows Park
This year's love for our planet will be shared at Morrill Meadows Park on SE 248th Street. We will remove non-native and invasive plant species that try to take over the park. Then we will install plenty of mulch so they can't easily grow back to crowd the park's native species. You CAN make a difference, so join us!
2020 Event - REGISTER HERE TODAY
May 23, 2020 at Clark Lake Park
At beloved Clark Lake Park, we will remove unwanted and invasive plants that crowd and compete with native species. Mulching to help prevent their re-growth will round off the work. You won't believe the difference you can make in just a single morning, so bring your friends and come see for yourself!
Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and clothes they don’t mind getting torn or dirty and be prepared for inclement weather. Signed Minor waiver forms are required for all volunteers under the age of 18.
Please provide a valid email and check your inbox or spam the Friday before for a friendly reminder email
Join our local event as we take part in this national celebration of America's precious and beautiful public lands.
September 26, 2020 at Lake Fenwick Park
This popular annual event focuses on keeping one of Kent's beloved parks healthy and inviting, for every species of visitor!
October 24, 2020 at Morrill Meadows Park
Although Arbor Day is officially in the spring of each year, trees like to be planted in the autumn so that's when we celebrate! Come hug some trees with us!
November 14, 2020 at Clark Lake Park