Fall Volunteer Opportunities with King County Parks

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Volunteer Program King County Parks

Volunteer Program Newsletter - September / October 2019

Dig in with King County Parks!

As the days grow shorter, school starts up, and the rain begins to fall, we are getting our parks ready to receive new plants. Service projects in early fall are so important: our last chances to get sites cleared and ready for the winter planting season. Join us and help improve some of the awesome parks, trails and natural areas within the 28,000 acres of Your Big Backyard! Check out list of highlighted events below.

volunteer weeding at skyway park

Building healthy forests in King County

We're doing our part in King County's effort to plant 1 Million Trees by 2020 to reduce carbon pollution and prepare for impacts of climate change, one of the actions outlined in the 2015 Strategic Climate Action Plan.

Join in and help us reach this goal while also restoring habitat for fish and wildlife and enhancing recreation opportunities for all of us.

Highlighted Events

For our full calendar, please visit King County Parks Volunteer Event Calendar

Events are typically 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Email Lina Rose for more information and to register.

volunteers digging at Tolt park

September Events

In September, our events focus on getting sites ready for plants by weeding around existing plants, moving woodchips and clearing new areas to make space to add diverse plants later this winter.

September 7 - Marymoor Park Birdloop (Redmond)

September 14 - North Shorewood Park (White Center)

September 14 - Log Cabin Reach Natural Area (Issaquah)

September 14 - Sammamish River Trail (Woodinville)

September 21 - Lake Geneva (Federal Way)

October Events

Our planting season generally starts around mid-October, a time we look forward to all year!  Some of these projects involve planting northwest native plants to build healthy ecosystems in our parks.

October 5 - Marymoor Park Birdloop (Redmond)

October 5 - Log Cabin Natural Area (Issaquah)

October 12 - Maury Island Marine Park (Vashon Island)

October 12 - Carnation Marsh Natural Area (Carnation)

October 19 - Annual Fall Duwamish Alive! Events

                    White Center Heights Park (White Center)

                    North Green River Park (Kent)

                    Cecil Moses Memorial Park (Tukwila)

October 26 - West Sammamish River Trail (Woodinville)

October 26 - Soos Creek Trail (Kent)

father and children planting at Marymoor Park

Washington Trails Association Events

Volunteer photo

Here’s a chance to learn about how backcountry trails are constructed. Join King County Parks and Washington Trails Association to learn how backcountry trails are constructed and maintained - you'll be retreading trail, building turnpikes, and solving drainage problems, among many more fun tasks.

Register directly on the Washington Trails Association website or by calling 206-965-8561.

*Note: these events require hiking to the site. Events are limited to 20 people and are typically limited to 6-12 volunteers.

father and son planting


Learn about King County Parks Volunteer Program.

Want to organize a volunteer event for your group? Email Lina Rose, Volunteer Program Manager, or via phone at 206-477-6101.