If you’re looking to work off some of that turkey dinner, here’s your chance: there will be a planting party at North Beach Park on Saturday. Luke McGuff, who is organizing the planting, says they have nearly 200 native plants ready to be put into the park, “ranging from wetland grasses to conifers that can live for a thousand years. The new plants will provide food and habitat for birds and wild life, improve slope stability, and clean the water and air flowing through the park,” McGuff writes.
A variety of wetland plants ready to go into North Beach Park, including Pacific crabapple, Black hawthorn, and small-fruited bullrush. Photo courtesy of McGuff
The work party will be from 9 a.m. to noon, and eager planters should meet McGuff and the crew at the entrance to the park (90th St. NW and NW 24th Ave). He suggests that people wear boots and rain gear that can get dirty. They’ll provide tools, gloves and guidance.