King County Parks Volunteer Newsletter - Fall/Winter 2015

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2015 Fall/Winter Volunteer Opportunities

Join King County Parks and help improve some of the awesome parks, trails and natural areas within the 28,000 acres of Your Big Backyard! Check out the calendar below for upcoming volunteer events over the next five weeks.


Native tree and shrub planting events

Come volunteer to help improve King County Parks' stream corridors and urban forests. Spend some time planting native trees and shrubs along our major rivers or in our urban parks. Native trees and shrubs improve the area for wildlife and water quality.

To join a planting event, please register with the volunteer coordinator listed after each event.

Restoration Planting

Events are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Nov. 7 - Chinook Bend Natural Area (along the Snoqualmie River, near Carnation) - Contact *Tina Miller
  • Nov. 7 - Renton Park (Renton) - Contact **Lina Rose
  • Nov. 7 - Fall City Park (along the Snoqualmie River, with the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe) - Contact ***Laurie Clinton
  • Nov. 7 - Marymoor Park Birdloop Trail (Redmond, with the Eastside Audubon Society) - Contact ***Laurie Clinton

  • Nov. 14 - Soos Creek Park (along Soos Creek, near Kent) - Contact *Tina Miller
  • Nov. 14 - Skyway Park (Skyway) - Contact **Lina Rose
  • Nov. 21 - Tanner Landing Park (along the Snoqualmie River, near North Bend) - Contact *Tina Miller
  • Nov. 21 - Lake Geneva Park (Federal Way) - Contact **Lina Rose
  • Nov. 21 - Tolt-MacDonald Park (Carnation, along the Tolt River, with the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe) - Contact ***Laurie Clinton
  • Dec. 5 - Taylor Mountain Forest (near Hobart/Maple Valley) - Contact *Tina Miller
  • Dec. 5 - Fred W. Habenicht Park (Maple Valley) - **Lina Rose

Volunteer Coordinator Contact Information

*Tina Miller - Natural Lands Volunteer Coordinator: 206-477-6112 or via email

**Lina Rose - Parks Volunteer Coordinator: 206-491-3269 or via email

***Laurie Clinton - Parks Volunteer Manager: 206-477-6113 or via email

Salmon Restoration Picture

Backcountry trail work events with WTA

BCT work parties

Give back to those trails that you love! Join King County Parks and the Washington Trails Association this fall and winter to rebuild and repair backcountry trails.

Learn to retread a trail, build a turnpike, or solve drainage problems.

Events are Tuesdays - Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Nov. 3-7 - Grand Ridge Park (Issaquah)
  • Nov. 10-14 - Grand Ridge Park
  • Nov. 17-21 - Grand Ridge Park
  • Nov. 24-28 - Grand Ridge Park
  • Dec. 1-5 - Taylor Mountain Forest (Hobart)

To register, contact the Washington Trail Association on their website or by calling, 206-965-8561.

* Please note that these events require hiking to the site and events are limited to 20 people and typically are 6-12 volunteers in size.

Mountain bike trail work events with
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance

Trail work

Love to mountain bike? Those trails need your attention! Please join the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and give back by helping to build, repair and maintain those trails that you love.

Events begin at 9 a.m. at Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park in Issaquah

  • Saturday, Nov. 21
  • Sunday, Nov. 22

For information, contact Laurie Clinton, Volunteer Program Manager, at 206-477-6113 or via email.

Big appreciation shout out to our
amazing volunteers this past month

Volunteer Thanks

Eastside Audubon Society & Community at the Marymoor BirdLoop Trail | S.O.D.A. at the Marymoor Off-leash Dog Park | PricewaterhouseCoopers at North Shorewood Park | Cascade Middle School at Lakewood Park | Adventure School at Big Finn Hill Park | Honey Creek HOA & Community at Sierra Heights Park | Seattle Aquarium at Three Forks Natural Area | InComm at Marymoor Park | The Trust for Public Land with Boeing and the University of Redlands at Cougar/Squak Corridor Park | Overlake School at Marymoor | Seattle Pacific University at Lakewood Park 

Community and many more at North Shorewood Park, Cougar/Squak Corridor Park, Cecil Moses Memorial Park, Log Cabin Natural Area, Cedar Grove Natural Area, and the Greenhouse & Nursery