Projects, Events & Workshops - Volunteers Needed!
June 6th, Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM National Trails Day Walk 'n Find, “Nuggets of Newcastle.” Discover Newcastle history at historic locations, native plants and non-native noxious weeds, and the important salmon habitat of May Creek as we traverse the canyon down to the creek and back up to Lake Boren Park. Wear sturdy walking shoes. Meet at Lake Boren Park. Entire walk covers approximately 2.5 miles. GPS coordinates for history locations are found at the beginning of the walk. Collect a “Puget Sound Starts Here” pathtag. “Puget Sound Starts Here” swag for walkers.
June TBA, 2015 Saturday: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM Rain Garden workshop
July Date TBA: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Tansy Bio Control Project – depending on tansy growth.
July TBD: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. National Wildlife Certification for Newcastle – Information Table at the KCLS Library
Sept 9th, 2015 Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Invasive Blackberry Removal in Lake Boren Park. Gloves provided. Bring shovels, loppers and clipper if you have them. Some tools are provided. Dress for the weather.
Sept. 11th & 12th, 2015 Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Newcastle Days. Lake Boren Park Volunteers needed to help at Weed Warrior Nature Stewards booth.
Sept 19, 2015 Saturday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Knotweed Workshop 2015 with City of Newcastle and King County Noxious Weed Control Program. Location: Fire Station #9 at 12412 SE Newcastle Way, Newcastle, WA 98056. Park in the back of the fire station. Follow the cement path to the side door to the conference room.
Sept 2015 Date TBA: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Environmental Education Week with City of Bellevue
October 2015 Date TBA: Newcastle Arbor Day . Tree Planting with City of Newcastle
November or Dec, 2015 Date TBA: KCD Nursery Weeding. Your volunteer hours turn into trees for our restoration projects.
Past Projects in 2015
January 10th and 11th, Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Project includes weed removal and restoration of the Riverton Heights Prayer Garden at the Fellowship Bible Church in Tukwila, WA. Map 15880 Military Rd So. Tukwila WA 98188. Community Service hours earned with King County.
Beginning January 19th: 10:00 am to 5:00 PM Weekdays. Blackberry removal at Lake Boren Park in Newcastle, WA Lake Boren Park 13058 SE 84th Way · Newcastle, WA 98056 Community Service Hours earned for King County.
View Lake Boren Park Map and Directions.
For Sign-Up & Details: Contact Grace Stiller 425.228.7927
January 23rd, Friday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Weeding at the King Conservation District nursery. Your volunteer hours turn into trees for our restoration plantings. Location: Map the Nursery is just off of Grady Way to the north on Longacres Drive SW. Park by the chain link fence at the entrance.
February 11th, Wednesday: 11:00 AM to 12:30PM Newcastle Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon with speaker Mayor Buri is sponsored by the Weed Warriors, promoting Newcastle Earth Day. Join us for lunch! Register here on the Chamber website.
February 14th, Saturday: Valentine's Day 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Feel the Love! Remove blackberries at Factoria's Holy Cross Orchard Garden located on the Holy Cross Lutheran Church grounds at 4315 - 129th Place SE, Bellevue, WA
February 17th 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM. ECO Net meeting at the Department of Ecology. Weed Warriors "3 minute pitch" and rebranding for coalition networking. 3190 160th Avenue Southeast, Bellevue, WA 98008
February 21, Saturday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Blackberry Removal at Bartrum Station. Map Location: at the intersection of May Creek Park Drive and 124th Ave SE, Newcastle, WA 98056
February 26, Thursday: 6:30 - 8:00 PM. City of Newcastle Volunteer Appreciation at the Golf Club at Newcastle, Prestwick Terrace Room, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle, WA 98059. RSVP to Wendyk@ci.newcastle.wa.us All Volunteers invited!
February 28, Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. King Conservation District Bare Root Plant Sale. Weed Warriors host information and activity booth. Volunteers needed. KCD Office Parking lot - 1107 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057
March 10th, Tuesday 7:00 PM Information presented to Normandy Park City Council on King County Weed Policy regarding herbicides, best management practices, and pollinators.
March 14th, Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM All day meeting in Edmonds with National Wildlife Federation and Habitat Team Members. Call Grace for details: 206.795.5783
March 21st, Saturday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. – Poster Project for Newcastle Earth Day. Newcastle King County Library on Newcastle Way.
March 28th, Saturday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Remove blackberries at Factoria's Holy Cross Orchard Garden located at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
4315 - 129th Place SE, Bellevue, WA
April 11th, Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Make Hippie Necklaces and Headbands for Earth Day. Newcastle King County Library on Newcastle Way, large conference room.
April 16th, Thursday: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Kick-off Newcastle Earth Day at Tapitio Restaurant in Newcastle with participating businesses and non-profits. Hor-devours served. No host bar. Event is open to the public. Coal Creek Marketplace, 6920 Coal Creek Parkway
SE, Newcastle, WA 98059
April 18: Newcastle Earth Day 2015, Saturday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Lake Boren Park, Newcastle, WA 98056
May 7th, Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Weed Warriors offer bedding veggie plants for your garden at the Burien Farmer's Market. Organically grown vegetable starts ready to easily "peel 'n plant" from paper containers.
May 9th, Saturday: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Presentation on noxious weeds at North Bend Library with Snoqulmie Valley Master Gardeners.
May 9th, Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Volunteers host Weed Warrior booth at the WA Native Plant Society plant sale on Mercer Island in Mercerdale Park. Support the Weed Warriors' Nature Stewards program with your donation and receive a collector's item out-of-print book, "History of the Eastside."
May 16th, 2015: 6:00 Pm - 9:30PM PSSH/Mariners Night with the Weed Warriors at Safeco Field. Tickets are $16.00 through the Mariner's website link. Bring your ticket stub to Section 103 for your Mariners-PSSH t-shirt. www.mariners.com/pugetsound
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