Community invited to help save plants at Group Health site for reuse at Marymoor

With the old Group Health Overlake campus in Redmond slated for redevelopment, Eastside Audubon invites the community to a work party from 8 a.m. to noon on Dec. 1 to salvage the native plants currently growing at the site.

At the Group Health-approved event, volunteers will dig up plants that otherwise would be destroyed to save them for replanting later in the winter on the Audubon BirdLoop at Marymoor Park. Eastside Audubon has been continually improving wildlife habitat at the BirdLoop since 2006 through monthly work parties.

No expertise is necessary to help with the native plant salvage; volunteers need only a shovel, work gloves, sturdy shoes and clothing layers appropriate for the weather. Eastside Audubon project leaders will help identify which plants to remove and explain how to do it.

Coffee and snacks will be provided by Eastside Audubon, as well.

The Group Health campus is in the Overlake area of Redmond, near the intersection of 156th Avenue Northeast and BelRed Road. To facilitate planning, Eastside Audubon asks that volunteers sign up in advance of the event by contacting Tim McGruder, (425) 822-8580, or Details about where to meet will be given to volunteers upon sign-up.


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