Help restore Ballard’s parks at upcoming work parties

There are two forest restoration work parties coming up this weekend at Carkeek Park and Golden Gardens.

On Friday, July 7, Weekday Workers (WEWO) will be at Carkeek Park from 9am to noon doing invasive removal, litter removal, planting, species identification, and tending a plant nursery. To join, meet at the parking lot at the park’s entrance. The organizers ask that volunteers bring water and a snack; gloves and tools will be provided. Contact Loren McElvain at with questions; RSVP here.

On Saturday, July 8, from 9am to noon is the monthly Golden Gardens forest restoration work party. “Give something back to the community by enhancing the forest and making better wildlife habitat,” the organizers write. They’ll provide tools, gloves, and training, and ask that volunteers meet at restroom near parking lot at the dog park. For more information email Doug at or call at (206) 794-4520.

Photo of Pipers Creek in Carkeek Park, by BlueCanoe (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons

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