Kirkland, Wash – The City of Kirkland’s Green Kirkland Partnership invites the community to participate in one of four volunteer park restoration events held in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
Day of Service activities are focused on replacing invasive, non-native plants with healthy, native species including trees, shrubs and ground covers. Restoration events take place in the following four locations:
-Juanita Beach Park, 9703 NE Juanita Drive, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019;
-O.O. Denny Park, 12032 Holmes Pt. Dr. NE, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019;
-North Rose Hill Woodlands Park, 9930 124th Ave. NE, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019;
-Rose Hill Meadows Park, 8212 124th Ave. NE, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019
“Volunteer events like the MLK Jr. Day of Service have a vastly positive impact on everyone involved,” said Parks and Community Services Director Lynn Zwaagstra. “These work parties give our dedicated volunteers the opportunity to build community while getting exercise and helping to ensure that our natural areas remain lush, vibrant and thriving.”
The Green Kirkland Partnership is an alliance between the City of Kirkland, nonprofit partners, local businesses and the community, which strives to sustain and preserve the health of Kirkland’s parks, open spaces and natural areas. The Partnership enjoys robust volunteer support and welcomes newcomers who wish to get involved.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring water and snacks, and dress warmly in layered clothing that can get dirty. Closed-toed shoes are required, and rain gear is advised. The City provides tools, gloves and training. Day of Service volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers age 14 through 17 attending without a parent or guardian must bring a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
Registration for the 2019 Day of Service events is available on the City website at: https://www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/parks/About_Parks_and_Community_Services/Green_Kirkland_Partnership.htm.