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Nature Consortium Volunteer Forest Restoration Project: Work While Local Musicians Play

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Date(s) - 4 Dec 2012 until 5 Dec 2012
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


The Nature Consortium is looking for volunteers to aid in its Forest Restoration project. We are a 501(c)(3) arts and environmental non-profit organization aiming to involve as many community members in our arts outreach and restoration efforts as possible.

The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer work parties year round and are currently working Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the West Duwamish Greenbelt located in West Seattle. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop, and we spend the remainder of the time performing various restoration activities, including planting native trees and shrubs, removing invasive species, mulching previously-planted areas, and more. To connect art into this project we hire local musicians to perform in the woods during many work parties.

Below is information regarding workday requirements and expectations.

Volunteers are encouraged to RSVP at least 48 hours in advance.

Our location changes often. Youth volunteers under 18 must fill out, and bring to the work party, a youth waiver form, located on the Nature C website. Interested in bringing a group out to volunteer? Email the Restoration Team at volunteer@naturec.org or call 206-923-0853.

What to Bring.

  • Tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided. Bring a full water bottle. We will have water available for refills. We provide granola bars, but please feel free to bring a lunch as well.

What to Wear.

  • Working out in the elements requires the right apparel. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required, even in the summer. There is more information in the confirmation email after you RSVP on our website.

Where We Work.

  • Located in West Seattle near the Duwamish River, the West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest contiguous forest in Seattle, stretching from West Seattle to Burien. It includes 182 acres of park land and another 300 acres in privately owned land. Foxes, red-legged frogs, hawks, and bald eagles are found within the greenbelt, which encompasses the extended forest along the eastern slopes of West Seattle that is visible from I-5. Our main restoration goal is reintroducing native conifer species to the greenbelt, and we also focus on invasive plant removal, site maintenance and environmental education.

To register for a Forest Restoration event, visit our volunteer site at http://www.naturec.org/volunteer/. Here one can view potential dates for participation and find more information regarding our work as well as links to our blog highlighting past accomplishments.

If there are any questions regarding these events or other possible volunteer opportunities, please feel free to contact me through phone or email as listed below.

For more information contact Max Baker, AmeriCorps Restoration Technician, Nature Consortium 4408 Delridge Way SW, or by phone at 206-923-0853, or by email at max@naturec.org.  Also check out their website at  www.naturec.org.

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