Locals are invited to join the Green Redmond Partnership to volunteer at Idylwood Park.
Volunteers will remove aggressive weeds like English ivy and Himalayan blackberry from the forest and get it ready for planting trees and shrubs in October.
This event, scheduled for Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., helps to benefit Idylwood Creek, which is connected to Lake Sammamish and is home to Kokanee salmon and cutthroat trout. Forterra is organizing the event and the volunteer work will help protect the stream and make it a healthier place for local fish, other wildlife, and park visitors.
No experience is needed and all tools and gloves will be provided. All ages are welcome.
Volunteers should bring a water bottle, a snack, tough clothes and shoes that can get dirty, including long pants and a long-sleeved shirt to protect against prickly blackberry. Closed-toed shoes are required, such as work boots, hiking boots or running shoes. Volunteers are encouraged to remember to check the weather and bring appropriate layers and rain gear or sun protection as needed.
Volunteers are meeting at Idylwood Park on 3650 West Lake Sammamish Parkway. From the parking lot, volunteers can follow the path leading towards the lake until they see the group.
Forterra asks locals to RSVP early so that they can plan a better event. To RSVP, email Forterra at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-905-6924.