tag: volunteer

Weeding Help Needed

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There used to be a fair amount of horsetail (equisetum) growing in the Gateway planters. Since we've replanted them, it doesn’t want to go away without a fight.

Horsetail
Horsetail

Digging or pulling the horsetail out is not practical. It is impossible to get all the roots — any bits left will continue to grow. The best approach is to keep snipping of any shoots it sends up. That depletes the roots of energy, eventually doing them in.

If you happen to be by the planter and see some horsetail, help us out and cut off any shoots!

Horsetail hiding under some grasses
Horsetail hiding under some grasses

Also, remember that we can use help watering, too!


Watering Help Needed!

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Please help us water the new plantings at the North City Gateway (NE 175th and 15th NE)! They need to be watered twice a day through the summer hot season.

To volunteer to water the plants, sign up here.

Gateway plantings


Instructions & Notes

There are 2 high planter boxes as well as the lower area beneath the North City sign.

Water jugs Please bring your own water, 5 gallons at the minimum. Gallon jugs with caps work well. A watering can or a bucket in a box will prevent it from toppling over in your car.

As long as the Animal Medical Center parking lot is not full, we have permission to park there while watering since watering won't take much time.

Thank you!


Gateway Planting Project

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The neighborhood association has started has been working to revamp/replant the landscaping in the North City Gateway planters at the corner of 15th and 170th. Gateway planting

Thanks to the efforts of many, but especially Karen Benson and Yoshiko Saheki new plantings are now in! Thanks also to Kevin Atkinson and the Ken and Victoria Adams family (as well as whoever else I've left out) for weeding and cleanup in preparation for the planting.

Gateway planting As the Summer heat continues, we will be seeking volunteers to help with watering. Stay tuned for more on that.


Urban Forest Restoration Work Party at Hamlin Park

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When
Saturday, June 15,
Where
Hamlin Park
Meet at the far north end of the park, next to the NE 166th Street stairs

Join Shoreline's Master Stewards for community work parties at Hamlin Park to remove invasive plants and lay mulch. Everyone is Welcome!

Where: 16006 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155. Meet at the far north end of the park, next to the NE 166th Street stairs

Bring: Dress appropriate for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. Gloves, tools, and water will be provided.

Contact us: Contact Hamlin.Restoration@gmail.com to RSVP or for further information