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Warren G. Magnuson Park - Kite Hill Reforestation09/16/2017
Help improve habitat and create replacement forest on a formerly denuded navy air base. Work is likely to include invasive plant removal, mulching, weeding, or other stewardship work. It is also an opportunity to enjoy nature and learn a bit about native plants while doing satisfying work.
Open to the public
All ages OK
2 out of 10 volunteers registered.
What to Bring
Dress for the day's weather and wear long pants, long sleeved shirt, and closed toe shoes you don't mind getting dirty. Wear layers if it is chilly and if it is rainy bring rain gear. Bring a full water bottle and snack. Hat and sunblock are recommended for sun protection. Rubber faced cotton work glove are provided, but bringing your own thorn resistant work gloves is an option.
Where to Meet
Meet along the north cross park trail just west of the crest of Kite Hill. A wood chip pile at the meeting place is a few feet east of several chained up wheelbarrows.
If approaching from the west side of the park or parking lot W6 near NE 74th St. head east past the children's play area and rugby field for the sports meadow (fields 1-4), then follow the road around its perimeter or cut across to the southeast side and head up hill on the road-like north cross park trail. The meeting area is near the hill crest.
To reach the meeting area from the swim beach area parking lot E4 head northwest and uphill over the mowed grass area to reach the north cross park trail. Total distance from the swim beach lot to the meeting area is about a quarter mile..
(A Magnuson Park map is available on-line at: click here
Where to Park
Park in or near the Warren G. Magnuson Park swim beach parking lot (Lot E4). Or if parking is not available there use other lots in the western or southern sides of the park.
To reach the swim beach parking lot enter the park eastbound on NE 65th St. from the Sandpoint Way NE/NE 65th St intersection. From there proceed straight eastward into the park for about a half mile to a stop sign then bear left (North) about 3/8 mile to reach the swim beach parking lot. Directional signage along the route shows the way to the swim beach.